St. Cloud State University Policies & Procedures

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Current Status: Approved

Policy Type: Academic

Department/Division: University

Effective Date: 07/01/2013

Last Updated: 04/15/2021

Applies To: Students, Faculty, Staff

Responsible University Officer: Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs

Policy Owner: Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs

Policy Contact: Office of Academic Affairs


In keeping with University policy and federal regulations, some graduate research involving human subjects requires review by the SCSU Institutional Review Board for the Protection of Human Subjects (IRB).

  • Generally, projects must be reviewed if they present more than minimal risk, involve a vulnerable population, or are externally funded.
  • Students who plan to involve human participants or their data in class projects/assignments, theses, or other research activities should consult with their faculty advisor to determine whether the activities are exempt from review.
  • Definitions, guidelines, process and protocol materials are available from the IRB (see supporting URLs section).
  • Additional guidance is provided by Sponsored Programs staff or IRB members.


IRB members, sponsored programs, vulnerable population, federal regulations, graduate research, human participants, institutional review,

Supporting URLs

Websites, Related External Documents, Statutes


Responsible University Officer
   Gregory, Daniel D.
   Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs
   Gregory, Daniel D.
   Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs
   Schwartzkopf, Lucie B.
   Office of Academic Affairs

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