William & Mary

Human Subjects (PHSC)

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 to the system. 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.

About PHSC
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.

For Committee Members
Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects (45 CFR 46)
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