Conducting Classroom-Based Research

If you are interested in conducting research on teaching and learning in your classroom, you will need to consider whether you will need IRB approval. Each university has their own Institutional Review Board, which is responsible for reviewing all human research for compliance with federally mandated research guidelines. At UVA, the Institutional Review Board for the Social and Behavioral Sciences (IRB-SBS) is responsible for non-medical behavioral human research. As it relates to classroom-based research, the purpose of the IRB-SBS is to promote ethical research of students.

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