Sponsored Programs and Research Services

Protected Classes List

Research that may be sensitive, controversial, and/or involve protected classes of subjects will be subject to review by the full Institutional Review Board. Protected Subjects involved in research that may require full-board review include:

  • Children/Minors
  • Cognitively impaired persons
  • Prisoners
  • Pregnant or lactating women
  • Blind individuals
  • Military personnel
  • Wards of the State
  • Institutionalized individuals
  • Non-English speaking individuals
  • Other participants whose life circumstances may interfere with their ability to make a free choice in consenting to take part in research