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Departmental Review

Guidelines for Swarthmore Student Research Projects Involving Human Subjects

As student research and other forms of independent work become more important parts of the Swarthmore curriculum, it is critical that students are trained to be cognizant of the risks and rewards of human subjects research. Swarthmore requires that student research projects involving human subjects are appropriately vetted by faculty supervisors, department chairs and/or the Institutional Review Board (IRB) to assure that ethical and disciplinary appropriate standards for the protection of human subjects are followed.