Human Participants

Researchers are responsible for obtaining appropriate approval with the Institutional Review Board (IRB) before conducting research involving human subjects. Some studies may be considered exempt from the requirements in the Federal regulations; decisions about whether studies are exempt must be made by an IRB or an appropriate institutional official. Please refer to the Code of Federal Regulations for more.

Additional Resources

Grand Valley State University Human Resource Review Committee

Department of Health and Human Services

National Science Foundation Human Subjects Grant Policy

Department of Education Protection of Human Subjects in Research

National Library of Medicine Ethical Issues in Research Involving Human Participants

U.S. Department of Energy Human Subjects Protection Program

Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research PRIM&R

National Academy of Engineering Online Ethics Center for Engineering and Research Instructional Modules


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