Subject Area: Humans

Any project that involves humans in physical activities, psychological and opinion surveys, or behavioral observations, or studies in which the student researcher is the subject of the research.

Student researchers MUST protect the rights and welfare of the subjects of the research project.

What to Do…

Understand the ethics and federal regulations protecting human subjects.

Have your teacher review your Research Plan BEFORE you begin experimentation.

Have another adult who knows about human subject projects review your project BEFORE you begin.

Collect informed consent from your subjects.

Key Concerns

Get APPROVAL from your teacher BEFORE you begin experimentation.

Any exercises beyond routine activity will require an adult’s help (supervision).

Any ingestion (food or beverage) will require an adult’s help; MUST be typically consumed items.

Keep accurate records of what you did/observe.

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