Human Subjects Research
The FSU College of Medicine seeks to improve health and well-being through research that reflects our mission to meet the needs of underserved, diverse and rural populations. Our researchers bring multidisciplinary expertise from the basic, clinical, social and behavioral sciences to studies on a variety of topics and health conditions, including the sociocultural aspects of health, health services and policy, autism, movement disorders, depression and elder care, to name just a few.
The OneFlorida Clinical Research Consortium, a collaboration of academic and healthcare partners includes three Florida universities - FSU, the University of Florida and the University of Miami - and other health systems across the state. OneFlorida aims to improve health across Florida through community-based clinical research projects. The OneFlorida Data Trust, funded by the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute, is one of thirteen national clinical data research networks that contribute patient data to a national database called the National Patient-Centered Clinical Research Network, or PCORnet. The Data Trust provides researchers access to 15 million Floridian patient records to assess project feasibility or conduct secondary data analysis. More information can be found at this page.
Support and Resources
Human subjects research at the College of Medicine includes collaborative efforts that bring together a variety of research partners and stakeholders. The FSU CoM Network for Clinical Research and Training (NCRT) is a statewide research network of faculty, community-based healthcare professionals and researchers that supports research and provides clinical, translational and behavioral research opportunities in real-world, community-based settings. The NCRT team is trained to navigate the research approval processes for students and faculty and can provide a supportive structure throughout the College of Medicine to promote excellence in research. Protocol review and feasibility assessments are also provided by the NCRT team of research professionals.
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.
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 personal identification numbers.