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The Belmont Report, issued by the National Commission for the Protection of Human Subjects of Biomedical and Behavioral Research provides the foundation for human subject research regulation in the United States.  Rose-Hulman complies with both the ethical principles set forth in the Belmont Report and the federal regulations known as the Common Rule for the protection of human subjects for ALL research involving human subjects, whether federally funded or not.  Research activities meeting certain criteria, while still human subject research, are exempt from many of the requirements of the Common Rule.  However, an individual researcher is not eligible to make this determination for his/her own research.  RHIT has designated an Institute Reviewer to make this determination.  Additionally, RHIT has contracted with Indiana State University to serve as the Institute’s designated Institutional Review Board for non-exempt human subject research.

  • RHIT investigators utilizing human subjects in research (including survey research) are required to complete a policy Familiarization Exercise prior to beginning the research.  Members of the RHIT community, including students, who wish to complete the exercise for general knowledge, must contact Daniel Morris, x8414 to enroll. 


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