Human Subjects Institutional Review Board (HSIRB)

Undergraduates - Information for faculty teaching or supervising undergraduate research on human subjects

Honors Theses

Teaching (research as class projects)

Subject selection and recruitment process:

  • Equitable
  • Lack of coercion
  • Risks to subjects
  • Minimization of potential risks
  • Risks reasonable in comparison to benefits

Independent/Special Projects

McNair Program

Protection for subjects

  • Informed consent
  • Documentation of informed consent
  • Monitoring for subject safety as appropriate
  • Privacy for subjects
  • Confidentiality of data

-- Additional protections for vulnerable populations --

Research Experiences for Undergraduates in Interdisciplinary Research in Environmental Signal Transduction.

History: The Dark Side of Research on Human Subjects: Historical Events which led to the Formation of Human Subjects Institutional Review Boards

Additional Information:

Belmont Report

Questions? Contact Research Compliance at (269) 387-8293.

Office of the Vice President for Research
Western Michigan University
210 W Walwood Hall
Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5456 USA
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