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Educational Research

Human Subjects research proposals involving student data, including educational research that is exempted from IRB review under federal regulations and/or the FSU IRB, shall go through the College of Medicine’s Research Review Process if the Lead Investigator is CoM-affiliated.

 It is the policy of the FSU College of Medicine that the confidentiality and integrity of student data be safeguarded in accordance with all applicable state and federal laws. Use of any student data for research purposes must first be reviewed and approved by the Senior Associate Dean for Research, regardless of whether FSU/IRB approval is required. “Data” include but are not limited to: graded exams, term papers, portfolio content, course assignment documents, student/team projects, student evaluations for grading, course grades, transcripts, class rosters, name, date of birth and social security number.

All researchers intending to conduct educational research that includes College of Medicine students must first contact the Senior Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Programs.