Rules for Submitting Research Proposals
The following rules will be followed for research proposals submitted to the Anderson University Human Research Participants Committee.
- All requests for approval of a research proposal must be received and approved before institutional funds have been committed.
- All requests for approval of a research proposal must be received and approved before the research program is announced.
- All requests for approval of a research proposal must be made when there remains sufficient time before it must be implemented for the proposal to be revised should it not be approved.
- All requests for approval of a research proposal must be accompanied by a statement of the objectives of the research in general and objectives for each item of data being collected.
- All proposals should be submitted by e-mail to the committee chair whenever possible. When this is not possible (for examples due to preprinted surveys), sufficient copies for each committee member of all needed materials should be submitted to the chair.
If conditions 1-3 are not met, the committee will not be able to approve the proposal. The committee may still be able to comment on the proposal or make suggestions on its implementation. It may also be able to concur with the decision or accede to the request for review but it will not be able to ethically approve the proposal.
If conditions 4 and 5 are not met, the decision of the committee will be delayed until these materials are supplied. Normal turnaround time for the committee is not less than two weeks from the receipt of a completed proposal. It may be considerably more under some circumstances.