As a publicly funded institution of higher education, Hocking College is responsible for providing a
safe environment for students and employees that conduct human subject research. Hocking
College must provide pre‐approval for all research projects that will involve the use of institutional
data, students, staff or faculty in any way with regard to research. Written proposals requesting
use of institutional data, staff, faculty and/or students, with clearly stated use and intention
statements must be received by the Provost/Vice President of Academic & Student Affairs.
Approval of research projects, surveys and studies will at the discretion of the Provost/Vice
President of Academic & Student Affairs who heads an Institutional Review Board (IRB) to protect
the welfare of human subjects used in research and will administer this policy to ensure compliance
with the federal regulations that govern an IRB as codified in the Code of Federal Regulations, Title
45, Public Welfare, Department of Health and Human Services, Part 46, Protection of Human
Subjects and any additional federal, state, local laws or professional guidelines.