IRB Course Certification
Faculty and academic staff requesting course certification agree to:
- Review the IRB policies detailed in the IRB Manual and Guide with all students enrolled in the course being requested for certification prior to the initiation of data collection from human subjects.
- Complete the online Human Subjects Protection Tutorial and the IRB Course Certification form. Instructions for accessing these forms can be found at: What to Submit to the Institutional Review Board (IRB).
- Exercise reasonable and customary instructional supervision in an attempt to ensure student compliance with the policies detailed in the IRB Manual and Guide.
- This course certification is inteded for student projects that otherwise would fall into the Exempt or Expedited category of review. For projects that would require full board review, please contact the IRB Chair.
In fulfilling the first requirement, you may wish to have a member of the IRB review the University policies with your students and/or to utilize the videotapes on the use of human subjects in research that are available from the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs.
This survey (project, etc.) is being conducted in partial fulfillment of the course requirements for (COURSE TITLE), taught by (INSTRUCTOR'S NAME), at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. This course is in compliance with the course certification requirements of the University Institutional Review Board for the Protection of Human Subjects.
All students also must be advised that if they are planning to conduct their research in elementary, middle, or secondary schools, their research proposal must be submitted to the Associate Dean of the School of Education and Human Sciences prior to its initiation in accordance with University policies. Those projects to be conducted in the Eau Claire Area School District must also be approved through their administrative offices.