Review of Human Subjects Research
All research done by those affiliated with Lynchburg College falls into one of three categories. The research is either exempt from review, qualifies for expedited review, or necessitates full formal review.
These three classes of research are defined by the Federal Protection of Human Subjects Regulations and are further specified in the pages in this section.
Human subject research may begin only after the Human Subject Research Committee has approved it. Any reviewed project which will have a duration exceeding one year must reapply for approval each year. If the IRB decides that a shorter interval between reapplication is necessary, this will be noted in the initial response to a request for review.
Any research involving human subjects and conducted, in whole or in part, by members of the Lynchburg College community should be considered as a possible object to review under this policy.
Faculty research sponsors advising student research share in the responsibility for making certain that student research complies with Lynchburg College's formal policy.