Being a supervisor for student research is an immense responsibility. Add to that, research by the student that involves human subjects and the responsibility increases.

As a supervisor for student research involving human subjects, your job is make sure that your students are conducting research that:

  • will not put them in harms way will
  • not put their research subjects in harms way
  • is culturally sensitive and appropriate

Further, it is your job to make sure they they are in compliance with research standards involving human subjects. This means:

  • encouraging your student to visit the IRB site
  • go through the IRB steps as outlined on the IRB site, including completion of Kalamazoo College’s ethics training module
  • review their application to make sure that it is:
    • formatted correctly
    • filled out entirely
    • most importantly, a sound and feasible research project