Research Ethics

All research has ethical components from data collection and reporting to respect for participants and other researchers. Depending on your project you may need to get an approval or certification to perform specific aspects of the research.

Institutional Review Board (IRB)

Projects involving living human subjects need to be run by the IRB committee by emailing them a brief project description. Not all projects will need to apply and have a full review but when applying for funding you should have already confirmed if no review is necessary or if you will need to submit.

Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR)

Middlebury has an institutional subscription for CITI Program's online modules related to various aspects of research. The Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) module is the most general one and is required for all students working on an National Science Foundation (NSF) funded project.