Federal regulations and college policies require IRB approval for research with human subjects. You are required to submit a formal application if your project or study meets both of these conditions:
For purposes of this policy, a "human subject" is any specific living person who is the subject of research, or information about such a person. If you are conducting research with humans as defined in the context of the IRB, you MUST apply for IRB approval before beginning your research. Still not sure?
I do need IRB approval, how do I apply?