FAQs

FAQs
  • For purposes of human subjects protection, how is research defined?
    ​Research is defined by the regulations as "a systematic investigation, including research development, testing and evaluation, designed to develop or contribute to generalizable knowledge." If you are conducting a study that you expect to publish or report in a public forum, you should consider it research and subject to IRB jurisdiction if it involves human subjects. If you are collecting data only for internal use, for example to improve customer service in your department, you are not doing research.