All HSR Proposals must be reviewed and approved before you may begin your research.
Any data gathered prior to approval may not be used in your DMiss coursework or dissertation.
TO SUBMITTING AN HSR PROPOSALRISK: Risk level is mandated by the
definitions. Including a plan for adverse events or actions to mitigate risk
in your proposal does not move the proposal into a different risk
Review the following:
HSR Process Presentation [download a Power Point that
walks you through the process]
HSR Guidelines [Document with step by step
HSR Process Overview Chart [Visual overview of
When you are ready to submit your proposal, make sure it includes the following or it will be returned to you:
Faculty Mentor will FIRST review you HSR Proposal and must submit the
following checklist when he/she submits the proposal for review:
All informed consent documents must contain the following information:
Description of the project; procedures; risks or discomfort; benefits of this study; confidentiality; treatment available; voluntary participation and withdrawal; questions, rights and complaints; any compensation.
Examples of complete HSR proposals:
Informed Consent Template
Assent Template (working with minors)
US Dept of Health and Human Services guidelines (this includes links to related
laws in over 100 other countries)
Code of Ethics for the American Anthropological Association
Risks and Wrongs in Social Science
Research: An Evaluator's Guide (by J. Michael Oakes)
Frequently Asked Questions and Vignettes