- If you are conducting “research" and
- If human subjects are involved, either directly or through the use of identifiable data about them.
If you are conducting research with humans as defined in the context of the IRB, you MUST apply for IRB approval before beginning your research. Still not sure?
- Consult a decision chart of what needs IRB approval
- Review the BHCC IRB Handbook
- Consult the IRB Chair
If I do need IRB approval, how do I apply?
Please note the IRB has the authority to approve or deny approval to research projects involving human participants when conducted by or under the direction of any employee, student, or agent of BHCC in connection with their institutional responsibilities or using any institutional property or facility. Also, the IRB reviews research protocols of non-BHCC investigators when BHCC faculty, staff, or students are involved. The IRB has statutory authority to take any action necessary to protect the rights and welfare of human subjects participating in research.
Principal Investigators who wish to conduct IRB approved research involving BHCC faculty, staff or students must also get permission from the College. Please contact the Provost’s Office regarding these requests. BHCC reserves the right to decline to participate in IRB approved research projects.