Human Subjects Review

Every student must complete this form. If you are doing a hard science project, or if your project does not involve human subjects, select the Exempt option in the form.

The researcher has the primary responsibility to ensure safe research design and to protect human participants from all types of harm. Research that exposes human subjects to the risk of unreasonable harm shall not be conducted.

The Local Review Board (LRB) has the primary responsibility for determining whether the proposed research design exposes subjects to a risk of harm. If there is still uncertainty after the review, the Academic Director may solicit a full SIT Institutional Review Board (IRB).

Please read the following carefully, complete the attached form, and sign this agreement. Do not begin your research (including contacting potential research participants) until you are notified that your application has been approved.