Psychology and Communication studies frequently use human subjects as part of their research. At the University of Idaho all research involving human subjects must be reviewed by the University of Idaho Institutional Review Board (IRB) and be carried out in accordance with University and Federal Regulations.
Please visit the Institutional Review Board website to learn more or email the IRB.
For more information or if you will be conducting research involving human subjects, please take the Human Subjects Research Course.
As a human subject participating in a study, you are protected by three universally accepted principles behind the conduct of such research. These are respect for persons, beneficence, and justice. Thus, you have various rights which include being informed about:
- the nature of the study meaning the purpose, the methods, the data which will be collected, and the level of risk involved,
- the time commitment and any compensation,
- your participation being voluntary,
- what to do should something occur unexpectedly (known as an adverse event), and
- who the investigators are and how to contact them.
You have a right to request restrictions on certain uses and disclosures of your protected health information. Your institution has a right to deny this request in accordance with 45 CFR 164.522(a).
You have a right to receive confidential communications of your protected health information as provided by 45 CFR 164.524.
You have a right to amend your protected health information as provided by 45 CFR 164.526.
You have a right to receive an accounting of disclosures of your protected health information as provided by 45 CFR 164.528.
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