Research is defined as a systematic investigation, including research development, testing and evaluation, designed to develop or contribute to generalizable knowledge. A project requires IRB review if it includes both research and human subjects.
Please consult the Comparison of Research versus Non-Research Table for guidance on whether your study constitutes research involving human subjects. If after reviewing the table you are still unsure, you may complete the relevant sections of the HRPP application and protocol form within iRIS for an oversight determination (see Step 1 under the Submission Steps on the New Applications page). If you know your study does not constitute human subjects research, you are not required to submit an iRIS application but may do so if you need to provide such documentation to your funding agency.
Typically predetermined method for studying a specific topic, answering a specific question(s), testing a specific hypothesis(es), or developing theory. A scientific or scholarly activity involving qualitative or quantitative data collection and/or data analysis that sets forth an objective(s) and a set of procedures intended to reach the objective(s), i.e., to acquire knowledge, develop a theory, or to answer a question.
The intent or purpose of the systematic investigation is dissemination of findings (publication or presentation) outside of OSU.
A living individual about whom an investigator conducting research: