This Researcher’s Guide provides investigators and students with information that will be helpful for meeting the standards set by the UConn IRB policies and by the Federal Regulations for the protection of human subjects in research.
- Download the entire Researcher’s Guide
Or go to each section in the guide:
- Secondary Data Analysis
Guidance on analysis of existing data sets.
- Data Security Guidance for Human Subjects Research
Protecting and securing data on devices and during transmission over the internet. Conducting research on the web.
- Closure of Human Subjects Research Studies
Guidance on study closure procedures, record retention, and adverse events learned after study closure
- Consent Process
Informed consent is more than the form.
Guidance for use of deception in research and debriefing requirements.
Good research documentation habits are essential to reliable research data.
- Does Evaluation Require IRB Review?
The decision about whether review is required should be made in concert with the IRB.
- Ethnographic/Naturalistic Research
Guidelines for submission of ethnographic/naturalistic research protocols.
- Focus Groups
Guidance on when research involves focus groups to obtain data.
- Responsibilities of Principal Investigators (PIs)
Your part in the compliance partnership.
- Normal Educational Practice
What type of educational research may or may not qualify for review under the exempt criteria?
- OHRP Guidance
A brief introduction to the Federal office that oversees research with human participants.
- Oral Histories and Other Activities not Subject to IRB Approval
When are oral histories “human subject research” under the federal rules definition?
- PI Mentoring of Student Researchers Conducting Research with Human Participants
Guidance regarding the importance of mentoring student researchers and the responsibilities of mentorship.
- Recruitment and Advertising Guidance
Guidance for recruitment and advertising, including a recruitment flyer template.
- Student Athlete Involvement in Research Studies
Guidance regarding recruitment and compensation.
- Study Design and Scientific Review
How design is related to participant protection.
- Wording Tips
Need to simplify language for participants?
- Download the PRISM Toolkit Word List
- Download the full PRISM Readability Toolkit