Conducting Research at the College of Central Florida
Thank you for your interest in research at the College of Central Florida. All institutions applying for federal funds must have a Institutional Review Board with clearly defined procedures to ensure that grant funded research activities protect human subjects.
This website provides the required information, forms and training related to the ethical conduct of research needed to submit an application to the IRB. All individuals (inside or outside the college) who desire to conduct any systematic investigation that involves obtaining any information about CF individuals (administrators, faculty, staff or students) to contribute to generalizable knowledge must obtain official CF IRB approval.
More background on the history and legal requirements for protection of human subjects can be found in the presentation used for training Research Review Board members.
The CF Institutional Effectiveness Office acknowledges the assistance of Sinclair Community College and Valencia State College in allowing adaptation and adoption of IRB materials.