Longwood University recognizes the need for investigations in which human beings may serve as research subjects.
The University is also cognizant of its responsibility for ensuring that the privacy, safety, health, and welfare of such subjects are adequately protected. Thus, the University has established a committee to review and approve the adequacy of human subject protection.
The policies of the University with respect to research, development, and related activities involving human subjects are based on the following principles:
The principles contained in the policies and guidelines of the committee are consistent with "The Rules and Regulations to Assure the Protection of the Subjects of Human Research" adopted by the Department of Mental Health, Mental Retardation, and Substance Abuse in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
The interpretation and implementation of these policies is the responsibility of the Institutional Review Board under the direction of the Office of the Vice President of Academic Affairs.
Since all proposals require University certification that proposed research and training programs involving human subjects comply with an accepted institutional review procedure, it will be necessary to follow the approved review procedure outlined in the policies and guidelines of the committee.
Forms are contained in a single pdf or doc file below. Electronic submission preferred. Please complete, electronically sign, and e-mail the file to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Conducting research with animals? Please see the Institutional Animal Care & Use Committee (IACUC) webpage.