Students must obtain a faculty adviser/sponsor who will serve as a Principle Investigator for their project. In addition:
Student research proposals must list their faculty advisor/instructor as the Principle Investigator (PI) with the student listed as Co-PI. Principle investigators (PI) should turn in their research applications to The Department of Psychological Science (BP building) as early as possible to allow the CRRC to convene and review their proposal prior to the beginning of their research.
The role of the Maricopa County Community College District Institutional Review Board (IRB) is to review all proposed research involving human subjects to ensure that subjects are treated ethically and that their rights and welfare are adequately protected.
The IRB is composed primarily of faculty members from disciplines in which research involving human subjects is integral to that discipline's work, administrators who have responsibility for research, institutional researchers, and members from the community. The human subjects review process is administered through the IRB Office.
All research activities involving the use of human subjects must be reviewed and approved by the IRB before data collection can begin. Investigators may not solicit subject participation or begin data collection until they have received written approval from the IRB.
Complete the online application here: http://www.maricopa.edu/irb/apply-employee.html