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One or more students who undertake or collaborate on a single research project under faculty supervision should follow the Hope HSRB Decision Tree to determine what type of HSRB application to submit.
An UMBRELLA proposal refers to any proposal that covers multiple student research projects (most often within the confines of a course). For example, a course may require students to develop either as individuals or in groups several distinct research projects. The faculty member (i.e., the course instructor) should submit an UMBRELLA proposal describing the research assignment the semester before the course is held (April 1 for the Fall Semester and November 15 for the Spring Semester). The HSRB strives to consider all UMBRELLA proposals before the end of Finals Week of the semester during which the proposal is submitted. Possible outcomes are:
STEP 1: Use the Hope HSRB Decision Tree to determine if your project requires review.
STEP 2: Check the Exemption Guidelines. If your project involves pedagogical or program assessment or if it is unlikely to be disseminated beyond the specific course in which the project is done, the project may be exempt from HSRB review. In this case, simply submit a Request for Exemption.
STEP 3: If after reviewing the decision tree and guidelines for exemption, you determine that the project requires HSRB approval, please complete and submit an Umbrella Application for Course Research Projects.
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