Students who are interested in research on human subjects should follow the guidelines of the University of Alabama’s Institutional Review Board (IRB). The IRB provides several guidance documents. Students may find the following documents helpful:

  • Alabama Law on Children, Minors, Consent, and Other
  • General Responsibilities of Investigators
  •  Information on Oral History Projects
  •  Informed Consent
  •  Research and You: Know Your Rights (English and Spanish)
  •  Student Researchers at UA
  •  Student Research Participants

These guidance documents, and many others, can be downloaded from the IRB site.