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The Human Research Participant Protection Program provides assistance to investigators in fulfilling their obligation to plan and conduct research involving human participants in accordance with the highest scientific and ethical principles. The role of the Institutional Review Board (IRB) is to provide research oversight and evaluation of the institution's research involving human participants by ensuring compliance with the ethical principles embodied in The Belmont Report (Ethical Principles and Guidelines for the Protection of Human Subjects of Research) and the College of Charleston? policies and procedures.
Guidelines:
Anonymity
Anonymous Surveys
Deception in Research
Ethnography
Human Performance Laboratory Standard Operating Procedures
Recruitment of Participants By Non-College Of Charleston Researchers
Student Records and FERPA
Students as Researchers
Using Pre-Existing Data

Forms:
Human Research Review Application (eForm)
Human Research Review Addendum (eForm)
Participant Compensation Form (PDF)
The following are only for use with older protocols using paper applications
Protocol Modification, Continuing Review, & Final Report (PDF)
Adverse Event Report (PDF)
The following is for non-College of Charleston researchers
External Request to Recruit Research Participants (RTF)

Templates:
Informed Consent - Anonymous Surveys (RTF)
Informed Consent - Letter/Narrative Style (RTF)
Informed Consent - Outline Style (RTF)
Informed Consent - Photo Release (RTF)
Parental Permission (RTF)
Parental Permission - Exemption Category 1 Research (RTF)
Child Assent Script - Elementary School (RTF)
Child Assent Script - Middle School (RTF)

Meetings and Membership:
IRB Meeting Schedule and Application Deadlines
IRB Membership Roster
IRB Members (restricted access)

Policies & Procedures:
Financial Conflict of Interest Disclosure
External Requests to Recruit Research Participants
Protection of Human Research Participants
Human Research Review Procedures
Conducting Research in Berkeley County School District
Conducting Research in Charleston County School District
Conducting Research in Dorchester School District Two

Resources:
(OHRP) Office of Human Research Protections
(OHRP) Policy Guidance
(OHRP) Human Subject Regulations Decision Charts
(OHRP) International Compilation of Human Research Standards

Projects Involving Oral History
Projects Involving Ethnography
Global Research Ethics Map

Declaration of Helsinki, October 2013


[DHHS] Federalwide Assurance (FWA): FWA 00000772


For questions about Research Protections & Compliance contact:
Eileen Callahan
compliance@orga.cofc.edu
Research Protections & Compliance
Office of Research and Grants Administration
Campus Location: 407-F BellSouth (AT&T) Building
Telephone: (843) 953-7421
FAX: (843) 953-6577
Application Deadlines
Application deadlines are for Full Board Review only. There are no deadlines for applications which meet criteria for exemption (administrative review) or expedited review. These are reviewed on a rolling basis.
New ItemOHRP Videos on YouTube
OHRP now has a playlist of educational videos on the HHS YouTube channel. Each video is approximately 20-25 minutes in length and may be reproduced or shared for educational purposes.
Research Mentors -
Access Your Students' IRB Applications
If you are the sponsor/mentor for student research projects, when you log in to the IRB eForms you will find a list of your students' projects as well as your own. You can see the status of the form temporary, submitted, or approved and you can review the form in 'read-only' mode. Changes to a form can only be made by the principal investigator, i.e. the student.
eForms Required
IRB eForms are required for all new IRB protocols - initial application, modification and continuation requests, adverse/unanticipated event reports, and final reports. For protocols initiated using paper forms, the Protocol Modification, Continuing Review, & Final Report (PDF) and the Adverse Event Report (PDF) must still be used.
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