Adjunct Faculty and Visiting Faculty members must name a faculty member as Co-PI on protocols to obtain approval.
Surveys: If your research is to include a survey, you must have PHSC approval before being administered.
Note: If your protocol is for the School of Education, whether new, modification, or renewal of a previously approved protocol, please use the EDIRC form.
To request Protection of Human Subjects Committee (PHSC) approval for a project, go to the Protocol and Compliance Management System to login. Normal processing time for a protocol that does not require a convened meeting is approximately three to four weeks from time of submission.
Generalizable Knowledge: If information collected by your project is to be kept in house (that is, not to be shared with the public), or it is collected for pedagological reasons,( i.e, teaching purposes), it is not considered research by the committee thus does not require committee approval.
For questions about PHSC procedures or forms, please email [[cacorb, Cindy Corbett]] or call 1-3966.
- Committee Membership
- Instructions for Submitting a Human Subjects Proposal
- PowerPoint overview on Charles Center Student IRB protocol submission
- Sample Informed Consent Form
- Financial Operations procedure for paying human subjects
Payment log for payments up to $50
Payment log for payments $51-$100
- Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Informed Consent (link to Office for Human Research Protections FAQ)
CITI on-line Compliance Training Programs:
Completion of training is required of all PHSC members and PIs, staff, and students involved in human subjects research prior to the submission of a research protocol. Please register under affiliation with "College of William & Mary." Once registered, please select the learner group to which you belong: AREA I: Humanities-PHSC, AREA II: Social & Behavioral Research-PHSC, AREA III: Biomedical Research Investigators-PHSC, School of Education/EDIRC or Charles Center Student IRB.
PLEASE NOTE: RCR modules (Responsible Conduct of Research) are not substitutions for PHSC (Protection of Human Subjects Committee) training modules. However, the RCR modules are highly recommended and required for some federally funded research.
For Committee Members
- Points for Committee Members and Proposal Writers to Consider in the Evaluation of Human Research Proposals
- Charge to the Protection of Human Subjects Committee
- A Guidebook of Policies and Procedures for Research Involving Human Subjects at The College of William and Mary (doc or pdf)
- OHRP Human Subject Assurance Training
Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects (45 CFR 46)
- "To what does this policy apply?" (45 CFR 46.101)
- "General requirements for informed consent" (45 CFR 46.116)
- "Documentation of informed consent" (45 CFR 46.117)
Helpful Information and links
- Human Subjects Protection--NIH Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP)--contains basic documents concerning the protection of human subjects
- NIH On-Line Education Module on the Protection of Human Research Participants - fulfills the NIH education requirement in the protection of human research participants for key personnel.
- NIH Office of Human Subjects Research
- DOE Office of Science, Protecting Human Subjects Page
- The Office of Research Integrity (ORI) promotes integrity in biomedical and behavioral research supported by the Public Health Service (PHS) at about 4,000 institutions worldwide. ORI monitors institutional investigations of research misconduct and facilitates the responsible conduct of research through educational, preventive, and regulatory activities.