Every research project involving human subjects requires review by the Human Subjects Committee. This review begins by securing a Research Approval Request Form (form is available from the Office of the Registrar or from the College website). This form is to be submitted to the Human Subjects Committee at least one month prior to the anticipated beginning date of the research. A copy of the signed form will be returned to the researcher following a meeting of the Human Subjects Committee. In some cases, the researcher may also need to seek approval from other participants and their institutional review boards. No data can be collected until approval is obtained from the Human Subjects Committee. Research studies conducted on the College community are voluntary.