Human Subjects Policy

College Administration
Policy Number: 
Wednesday, June 11, 2014

It is the policy of the College to act in an ethically responsible manner when conducting research involving human subjects.


To ensure normal and prudent policies for the protection of human subjects are followed at South Puget Sound Community College.  The requirements and basic principles regarding human subject research is adhered to by the College and is drawn from the Belmont Report, written by the National Commission for the Protection of Human Subjects of Biomedical and Behavioral Research in 1979.  These principles include: respect for persons, autonomy, beneficence, and justice. The requirements and guidelines can be found at: IRB Principles and Requirements.docx



To Whom Does This Policy Apply: 

The policy applies to any and all research (i.e., activities that are procedures, demonstrations, and/or experiments which use human subjects) conducted by College faculty, staff, or students as well as to any non-College entities performing research upon College faculty, staff, or students with the expressed consent of the College. Persons conducting such research are known, for the purpose of the procedure section, as “investigators”.