UR Faculty Letter of Support


You are being contacted in regards to writing a letter of support for your undergraduate research student. Your student should have sent you a copy of their proposal for your records. Your letter of support is essential to the acceptance of the student's grant request. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact program director Marah Jacobson-Schulte at mjacobsonsc@csbsju.edu

Research is defined as a systematic investigation, including research development, testing and evaluation, designed to develop or contribute to generalizable knowledge. [Note: this is directly from the Federal Register (Volume 56, Number 117, Tuesday, June 18, 1991)]

A human subject is a living individual about whom an investigator (whether professional or student) conducting research obtains data through intervention or interaction with the individual, or identifiable private information. [Note: this definition is, again, directly from the Federal Register.]

Please see the IRB website for more information.

After reading the above, does the student’s project require IRB approval?