If you plan to use students from General Psychology as participants in your research, you must complete the follow steps:

  • Obtain approval from the Furman University Institutional Review Board

      Obtain approval from the Furman University Institutional Review Board (FUIRB) for research with human participants. Please review FUIRB policies and procedures. Your psychology faculty research advisor will help you with this process and provide the necessary forms for completing the IRB proposal.

      All experimenters on a given project will need to demonstrate that they have completed the CITI Human Subjects Research Educational Program. After successful completion of the tutorial, experimenters should send a copy of the certificate, obtained through the website, to the IRB Chair, who will then provide confirmation of FUIRB certification.

  • Submit the Research Participant Pool-Access Request Form

      Fill out and submit the Research Participant Pool-Access Request Form. Note that the information on this form will be used to set up your study in Moodle, so it is important to complete all applicable areas. Pay specific attention to the "Description." This is what will be posted for the experiment on Moodle. This category must include any exclusion criteria and how long the study session will take to complete. Credits available, location of the study and the researcher's email will be posted separately, but anything else the participant needs to know about the study should be included in "Description." Be sure to advertise and represent the study to potential participants, who are not required to do this study. Provide enough extra information to allow the students to make an informed decision about which study to choose. Note that it may be advisable to use a title different than the title used on the IRB form (e.g., in cases in which the title may reveal too much about the investigation).

  • Attach copies to the Research Participant Pool-Access Request Form

Once all steps have been completed, the administrator will enter the study into Moodle and send a confirmation email to the experimenter. Check theResearch Participants - PSY 111  - Researcher Instructions.docxResearch Tutorial to learn how to use Moodle to recruit participants for a study.

If you have a question, contact Donna Greene.

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