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  • What is FERPA and does it apply to research?
    • The Federal Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a Federal Law that protects the privacy of student records, both financial and academic. FERPA laws apply to research projects. For more information and to learn if FERPA rules apply to your research, please visit https://www.kent.edu/registrar/ferpa.
  • Should I submit an amendment or a new application?
    • The general rule of thumb is that if you change any two of the three Ps (purpose, population, procedure) with one amendment request you need to submit a new application. If you change any two of the three over multiple amendment requests or if you are unsure if you need to submit a new application or an amendment, please contact the Office of Research Compliance.
  • What requires IRB approval?
    • Any systematic investigation that is designed to develop or contribute to generalizable knowledge via interaction (or obtaining identifiable data about) with living individuals.
    • Determinations can be obtained by completing online determination form that is available on our forms page or by contacting our office.  
    • OHRP decision charts are available at: https://www.hhs.gov/ohrp/regulations-and-policy/decision-charts/index.html 
    • Does Title IX apply to research?