The following steps must be taken before any student begins research involving human subjects.
- The student must download the Human Subject Certification Form below, complete the “Research Plan” section of this form, and submit it to the sponsoring (or advising) teacher before the experimentation is started.
- The sponsoring teacher reviews the “Research Plan” and determines if any potential physical, psychological or social risk is involved.
- If none is apparent, the teacher signs the certification (no additional certification is necessary).
- If any question exists, the student must redesign the experimental study or plan a different study.
- The Human Subject Certification is editable. Click on the link below to open the certification. Then type the information in the required fields. Save a copy of the completed form to your computer so that it may be attached to your submission to the SRC. Obtain SRC approval prior to beginning your experimental work. Once your project has been approved, you will receive an email that you must print out and include in your project notebook.
If you cannot send a pdf, then include the information in an email and identify the individuals who have signed your certifications. After review and approval, you will receive an email from the SRC.
NOTE: Any project involving human subjects that is developed with the advice and assistance of personnel at a medical/scientific organization must comply with any regulations of that organization and requires approval of its Institutional Review Board and Informed Consent Certification.