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Working with Human Subjects

Students conducting independent research that involves human subjects must follow Northwestern’s Institutional Review Board Procedures.

If you are conducting research with human subjects, there are a number of important questions that need to be asked and answered about how you will protect the rights and identities of your research informants and insure that your project "does no harm."

Discuss all of these issues with your faculty adviser and review material about IRB procedures on the Undergraduate Research Grants website.