How they interact with the natural environment, their role in a global system, and contemporary political tensions. Appreciation of diversity and tolerance of cultural, social as well as economic richness.
Human Subjects The Mission of the FSU Human Subjects Committee is to protect the welfare of human subjects participants by compliance with the federal regulations governing the protection of human subjects, and facilitating the research efforts of FSU faculty, students and staff.
The IRB has no regulatory authority or jurisdiction to oversee activities that are legitimately classified as something other than research.
Institutions prefer to have non-research activities handled by an entity other than the IRB, so that the IRB can focus its time and resources on managing its fundamental mission.
As defined by DHHS When evaluating a specific project, it is helpful to focus on two key elements: One helpful question to aid in determining whether a project is "research", is whether the investigators desire or may desire to publish the results of their project in a journal, or present some aspect of the project at an academic meeting.
While this is often a practical key factor in determining intent involving a project, there is a distinction between publication that is merely educational in intent, such as a medical journal that may contain an article that discusses information that is not the result of a research activity versus an article that addresses results of a research activity.
After the project has been designated "research" as defined by the federal regulations, the next step is to determine whether the project involves "human subjects". Some examples of human subjects research: Interviewing cancer survivors about coping techniques Questionnaires about dating behaviors among college students Surveys about shopping preferences in rural communities Moderate exercise activities and venipuncture of individuals to determine certain depletions Music therapy intervention to determine whether it affects pain levels in a hospital environment.
Surveys for evaluating the performance of faculty, staff, and students, or other studies for internal institutional use only not a "research" activity Oral history of New Orleans jazz artists and memories of post-WWII era information is not gathered for "generalizable knowledge".
Secondary analysis of publically availably data, such as reviewing US Census data not "human subjects" — de-identified data. Established pursuant to federal regulations, the IRB is a committee composed of scientists and laypersons who review all proposed FSU human subjects research to ensure that the safety and welfare of subjects are protected.
All human subjects research requires review and approval by an IRB prior to subject recruitment and data collection, and prior to the use of extant data or private information. The FSU HSC members have the responsibility for reviewing all research involving human subjects conducted by FSU faculty, students, or staff, regardless of the source of funding.
The staff members provide support by performing recordkeeping duties, maintaining a database in order to address research protocol and compliance issues, and providing training regarding federal regulation requirements.
The staff also serves as a resource for investigators and HSC members, and has delegated authority to determine the initial appropriate level of review required for each research proposal submitted for review.
The Review Process for Human Subject Studies Federal regulations divide human subjects research into three categories according to the level of risk posed to subjects. The categories of review are as follows: To qualify for this category, the research must fall into one of six exemption categories by the HSC.
Examples of research that qualify as exempt are: FSU uses the expedited review process for exempt protocols. Investigators are still required to document informed consent, and undergo continuing review of exempt research protocols.
To qualify for this category, research must fall into one of the nine federal defined categories of research that may be reviewed through an expedited review process. Some examples qualifying for expedited review are: Studies involving collection of hair, saliva, or dental plaque samples Studies of blood samples from healthy volunteers Analysis of voice recordings Studies of existing pathological specimens with personal identifiers This type of review process involves a subset of the full committee membership, delegated this authority by the Chair, to independently evaluate the protocol, and when all reviewers concur, the protocol is approval.
Reviews via the expedited process usually take approximately three weeks.
Research involving prisoners Important Distinction: It is the policy of FSU that all research involving vulnerable populations, such as prisoners, children, decisionally impaired, pregnant women and fetuses, neonates be reviewed by the full committee. Note that protocols involving the deception of research subjects, or other potentially vulnerable populations such as students or economically disadvantaged persons may be reviewed by the full committee.
Full committee meetings are held monthly at a time and location that is subject to change from semester to semester. Information regarding the time and place of meetings may be obtained by contacting the HSC Office, and is posted on the website.
Protocols that require review at a convened full committee meeting must be received in the FSU HSC office no later than 5: HSC members may not participate in the review and approval process of their own protocols. Full committee review process takes approximately six weeks. HIPAA regulates the protection of private health information for individuals.
A serious adverse event is a serious, undesirable, and unintended result involving risks to research participants or others. The Investigator must provide a description of the event and state whether or not changes are needed in the protocol and the informed consent process.
These revisions must be reviewed by the full committee.
If the events are determined to place participants at increased risks, the Chair may request resubmission of the protocol for full committee review. If the committee determines that the research participant may be placed at an immediate risk, the Committee has the authority to suspend or terminate approval of a protocol, requiring the immediate cessation of data collection from research participants.
Amendments or Changes to the Protocol: A protocol change may affect the risks involved with a study, in addition to adverse events, unanticipated problems, or complaints about the research — all of which should be reported to the HSC.Florida State University ‘raises the torch’ Florida State University completed its first billion-dollar fundraising campaign in university history, exceeding its goal with nearly $ billion in gifts and pledges received from donors and supporters.
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Process of Literature Review. This guide was created to help FSU graduate students in the STEM fields with writing a literature review.
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