The Human Subjects Review Committee is dedicated to the ethical treatment of participants in research at North Seattle College. The HSRC reviews any research working with human participants at the college to determine whether that research meets ethical guidelines in protection of those participants.
The primary responsibilities of the Human Subjects Review Committee include:
- Looking out for the interests and well-being of volunteers who would participate as research subjects in studies (our students mostly)
- Helping researchers comply with ethical requirements and with any federal or state regulations that may apply to their study
- Helping to protect researchers from any potential liabilities to which they may be exposed
- Helping to protect North Seattle College from any potential liabilities to which it may be exposed
Forms to Apply
First, do you need to apply? Check out this flowchart to determine if your study is considered research or assessment. If your study is considered research which will be using human participants, you need to apply to the HSRC for approval. Below are the forms you will need.
- HSRC standard application form to apply for full HSRC review (study IS research AND is more than minimal risk)
- HSRC expedited application form for minimal risk research.
- HSRC exempt application for grants/non-research.
- Informed Consent Form template
- Guidelines for creating an Informed Consent Form
- List of subjects' potential risks and vulnerabilities for researchers to consider
- Debriefing Form template
Educational Materials about Research Ethics
Please direct applications, forms, and any questions to Stephanie Dykes.