GUIDELINES FOR THE REVIEW OF RESEARCH
WITH HUMAN SUBJECTS
The University of Montevallo has adopted the Ethical Principles in the conduct of research with human participants developed by the American Psychological Association. The ethical principles apply to all research involving human subjects that meets one or more of the following criteria:
1) if the subjects or funds are obtained from within the University of Montevallo
2) if the subjects or funds are obtained as a result of the researcher's association with the University
3) if the research is conducted on the University campus
4) if the research is sponsored or sanctioned by the University
5) if the name of the University is used to help disseminate the research results
Proposed research that meets any of the above criteria will be reviewed by the Human and Animal Subjects Research Committee (HASRC) for compliance with the ethical principles involved in the physical and/or psychological safety of the research subjects.
When research is conducted by students as part of a course assignment, the course instructor may request authority from the HASRC to approve minimal risk research. Each student conducting human subjects research should submit an ethical compliance statement to the instructor for review. Research designs that warrant further review, in the opinion of the instructor, should be submitted to the Human and Animal Subjects Research Committee.
Procedures for Review
1. Read summary of Ethical Principles in the Conduct of Research with Human Participants and adhere to the Principles in your research proposal.
2. Fill out an Ethical Compliance Statement (available in each Dean's office).
3. Attach a copy of all forms to be used in the study, including consent forms, questionnaires, or sets of interview questions that will be used in the study.
4. Submit Ethical Compliance Statement and any attachments to the Human and Animal Subjects Research Committee Chairperson (John Burling, Station 6440) prior to initiating the study. The Committee will respond to the Academic Vice President and then to the researcher on participant safety within 15 days.
5. After receiving HASRC approval, the researcher should report this approval to the subjects involved either orally, in a cover letter, or on the first page of the research document.