Sauk Valley Community College

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Human Subject Research

Sauk Valley Community College is committed to ensuring the responsible and ethical treatment of all human subjects involved in research, whether conducted by College students, employees, or by outside researchers. (See Board Policy 519.01, Human Subject Research Policy) This responsibility is shared by SVCC and the researchers.

SVCC policy and federal regulations require that any research activities involving human subjects be conducted in such a manner as to:

  • Respect and protect the rights, privacy, and welfare of the subjects involved;
  • Ensure that informed consent is obtained when appropriate or required; and
  • Ensure that the potential benefits from the research outweigh any risks.
Anyone proposing to conduct any kind of research involving human subjects on College premises, on College students or employees or on behalf of the College must first obtain the approval of SVCC's Institutional Review Board (IRB). Researchers should contact the Dean of Institutional Research and Planning to obtain a Human Subject Research Request form to begin the authorization process.

SVCC student researchers must have an employee sponsor.  The student or sponsor should contact the Dean of Institutional Research and Planning before beginning any human research.

For additional information, see the following:

Questions and inquiries may be directed to:

Steve Nunez, Dean of Institutional Research and Planning
Phone: 815-835-6263
E-mail: steve.c.nunez@svcc.edu