When does my work require IRB approval?
The PDF document (below) and FAQ link will help researchers decide whether or not they are required to engage in the IRB application submission process. Please contact the DRC Chair with any questions.
Library Human Subjects Departmental Review Committee (DRC)
Peter Fernandez Chair, Donna Braquet member, Chris Eaker, member,
"It is the responsibility of the DRC to review all research projects involving human participants initiated by Libraries' faculty and staff for compliance with legal, regulatory, and ethical provisions for the protection of the rights of human subjects. Applicable ethical standards include principles of the Belmont Report and codes of professional ethics governing the discipline(s) involved." (lines 509-514 of the "Guide"). In addition, the DRC provides advice and support in navigating the university regulations & policies.
For complete university regulations, policies, and forms, see https://irb.utk.edu/research-guidelines/