Requried Reseach Training

IF YOUR RESEARCH INVOLVES HUMAN SUBJECTS: meaning you are collecting information from people, talk with your advisor about how to proceed. Some research involving human subjects must be reviewed and approved by a committee on campus called the Institutional Review Board or IRB. Undergraduate research that will not be published or presented at a conference does not require IRB review unless it is conducted off-campus. This kind of research must still be reviewed by your advisor to make sure your human participants receive adequate protection. If your research is to be conducted off-campus, or if you plan to publish your results or present them at a conference, the IRB must approve the project before you begin contacting subjects. To get started, you will have to identify a UNCW faculty or staff member who is willing to serve as the principal investigator of the project. Please refer to the IRB website for the appropriate forms and online training course you will need to complete. To access the IRB website, go to the Office of Research Services and Sponsored Programs website then click on the Human Subjects Protection link.

IF YOUR RESEARCH INVOLVES EXPERIMENTATION WITH LIVE VERTEBRATE ANIMALS: a committee called the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee or IACUC must approve the project before any animals can be used. Please refer to the IACUC website for the appropriate forms and online training course you will need to complete. To access the IACUC website, go to the Office of Research Services and Sponsored Programs website then click on the Animal Welfare link.


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