What qualifies research?
Research is a systematic investigation, including research development, testing, and/or evaluation, designed to develop or contribute to generalizable knowledge. Results that are intended to be used to develop, test, or support theories, principles, and statements of relationships, or to inform policy beyond the study.
What counts as a research project?
[A research project] 1 is an original investigation undertaken in order to contribute to knowledge and understanding and, in the case of some disciplines, cultural innovation or aesthetic refinement. It is an independent, creative, cumulative and often long-term activity.
What types of research require IRB approval?
Research involving cadavers, autopsy material or biospecimens from now deceased individuals. Note: Some research in this category, such as genetic studies providing private or medical information about live relatives, may need IRB review.
What counts as human subjects research?
A human subject means a living individual about whom an investigator (whether professional or student) conducting research: Obtains information or biospecimens through intervention or interaction with the individual, and uses, studies, or analyzes the information or biospecimens; or.
What is not human subjects research?
Not Human Subjects Research Description Under some circumstances, research involving only unidentifiable/de-identified or coded private information or biological specimens is not human subjects research because investigators cannot readily ascertain the identities of the individuals to whom the data or samples belong.
What is a subject in research?
A research subject is an individual that participates in research. Information (or ‘data’) is collected from or about the individual to help answer the question under study. Sometimes research subjects are referred to as human subjects, research participants or study volunteers.