IRB Application

Week 11 – Submit IRB Application Week 11 – Submit IRB ApplicationSubmit your IRB Application by following the steps outlined in the IRB section of the IRB and Research Organization in iLearn. Refer to the syllabus for the due date. When is IRB approval required?No submission to IRB No submission to IRBClass projects (individual or group) that are designed for pedagogical purposes only. That is, the primary purpose of the activity is skill development. The audience for the results of the activity is the other students and the instructor. Examples of educational activities include learning how to conduct interviews, both structured and unstructured, learning how to analyze research data, and learning how to conduct ethnography. These activities usually involve a research question, but there is no intent to contribute to a field of knowledge. The results of the activity will be shared in class, but may not be presented publicly in senior theses, websites, social media sites, blogs, conference presentations, and journal articles. (Some departments encourage students to present their results at intra-departmental presentations, even when the intent is pedagogical. In other words, part of learning how to conduct research is learning how to present it.) Class projects designed as educational activities do not meet the definition of research with human subjects and, therefore, do not fall under the purview of the IRB. It is the responsibility of the instructor to ensure that class projects are conducted ethically. For example, if students collect data from other students for the purposes of learning how to do statistical analyses, instructors are responsible for ensuring that the students providing the data cannot be identified, directly or indirectly. Participants who agree to take part in student projects need to be told that the projects are being conducted to meet a course requirement and that any data collected will not be made public. Class projects where IRB is required Class projects where IRB is required Pilot studies are covered in the federal definition of research with human subjects. If an instructor anticipates that the data gathered by students for either pedagogical or research purposes could be used for their own research, the research needs IRB review. Student research that is designed to answer a research question and contribute to a field of knowledge, and that involves one or more of the following:Interactions with individuals in person, via mail, email, web survey, or telephone Interventions (manipulations of the subjects or the subjects’ environment) Access to private identifiable information Example: Senior thesis, independent research All other projects All other projects If the project does not fall under a class project for learning purposes only, it must be reviewed from both a human subjects standpoint (IRB) and a quality of research. All work conducted on behalf of the University of the Cumberlands must adhere to research quality standards.Research topic – Exploring the Impact of Automation in Health Insurance on the Quality of Healthcare Goal of this paper – Point out too much automation and find the balance between manual and automation tasks Qualitative research All the research questions and answers should an equal balance between automation and manual tasks. Scope Health Insurance back office operations – (nothing to do with doctors or nurses or patients that go into hospitals or hospitals. This is all about addressing issues with Health Insurance companies and how they are non-sensitive to their customer needs, what parts in the process can we automate, example claims processing, Call center interaction does there need to a human touch or should we just push customers to machine. All state Insurance model can be reference point on how they have been able to balance manual and automation tasks.)