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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.

Anonymous Surveys
Deception in Research
Human Performance Laboratory Standard Operating Procedures
Recruitment of Participants by Non-College of Charleston Researchers
Student Records and FERPA
Students as Researchers
Teacher Action Research/Exemption Category 1
Using Pre-Existing Data

Human Research Review Application (eForm)
Human Research Review Addendum (eForm)
Participant Compensation Form (PDF)
The following is for non-College of Charleston researchers
External Request to Recruit Research Participants (RTF)

Informed Consent - Anonymous Surveys (RTF)
Informed Consent - Letter/Narrative Style (RTF)
Informed Consent - Outline Style (RTF)
Photo/Video/Audio Release Template (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

(OHRP) Office of Human Research Protections
(OHRP) Frequently Asked Questions
(OHRP) Policy & Guidance
(OHRP) International Compilation of Human Research Standards

Oral History Association Principles and Best Practices
Statement on Ethnography and IRBs

Declaration of Helsinki, October 2013

Qualtrics Survey Software

[DHHS] Federalwide Assurance (FWA): FWA 00000772

For questions about Research Protections & Compliance contact:
Eileen Callahan
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.
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