Samford University

Student Handbook: Students' Rights and Responsibilities

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Research Activities Policy

Any individual student or student organization desiring to conduct a research project involving human subjects is required to obtain approval of the study from the Samford University Institutional Review Board for Human Subjects. Full explanation of procedures to be implemented as well as necessary forms are available online at Any student planning to conduct research involving human subjects should meet with a faculty adviser as soon as possible so that there will be no delay in obtaining approval and meeting course requirement deadlines.