Research conducted with students in elementary and secondary school settings presents specific considerations for IRBs and researchers. Using case studies, speakers will examine various topics as they relate to research conducted in K-12 schools. This session is pre-recorded.
Review considerations that affect research in K-12 settings
Discuss consent considerations (e.g., assent, parental permission, possible alternatives)
Go over the Family Education Rights and Protections Action, the Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment, and common misconceptions about the IRB’s role in ensuring investigator compliance with these laws
Share scenarios that may be encountered in the classroom (e.g., undue influence as a result of teachers as investigators, incidental subjects, how to respect the rights of students who do not wish to participate)
Explore the potential benefits of “flex policies” for institution.
Address other IRB considerations (e.g., privacy and protection of data)