All research involving the systematic collection of information, data or specimens/samples from or about human subjects or information, data, specimens/samples gathered from humans at some prior time either by the researchers themselves or someone else, must be reviewed and approved prior to such studies being undertaken. This policy applies to:
· Any research whether new, ongoing or proposed, regardless of funding status and source, whether conducted at Caldwell University or elsewhere, by anyone affiliated with Caldwell University (i.e., faculty, students, staff)
· Any investigator from outside Caldwell University who wishes to perform research on members of the Caldwell University community or on its campus. These investigators must have a Caldwell University faculty or staff member serve as sponsor or co-investigator. Approval must be given by the VPAA and/or designee for the research to be conducted on campus by anyone not affiliated by the university.