Class Projects, Thesis and Dissertations

Class Projects

Research projects conducted exclusively for undergraduate or graduate courses may or may not require IRB review.  Please prepare a description of the class project and email it to the Office of Research Compliance at research@pvamu.edu for a review and decision regarding your class project.

Note:  All Thesis and Dissertation Research Projects MUST be described in an IRB protocol and reviewed by the IRB.

In general, those class projects whose purpose is training, an educational exercise, or professional development, and not research and whose results will never be shared outside the classroom, do not require an IRB review.  If the results of the class project will be published and/or shared outside of the classroom, then the research project will most likely require an IRB protocol.

Consult the Office of Research Compliance before beginning any class research project.

Thesis and Dissertations

All Thesis and Dissertation Research Projects MUST be described in a protocol and reviewed by the IRB.

After receiving approval for your thesis or dissertation project from the appropriate authority, fill out the IRB Protocol Form and submit it to the Office of Research Compliance (ORC) for review and approval by the IRB.

If you have any questions, please contact ORC at 936-261-1553 or research@pvamu.edu.

Office of Research Compliance
Wilhelmina Delco Building, Room 120
Email: research@pvamu.edu
Contact Telephone Numbers: (936) 261-1553
(936) 261-1588

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