The GGC Institutional Review Board (IRB) reviews proposals for research that involve humans as subjects. This ensures that all research at GGC or by researchers affiliated with GGC will be conducted in an ethical manner. Research procedures must comply with federal regulations and other published guidelines. In particular, the GGC IRB is committed to being certain that research conducted at, by and for Georgia Gwinnett College:
- Is done with the voluntary consent of participants who are properly informed about the purpose, risks, and benefits of the study;
- Protects the privacy and dignity of participants;
- Minimizes the risk to study participants while maximizing the study’s benefits;
- Uses equitable procedures for recruitment and selection of participants so that it does not discriminate on the basis of sex, gender, race, sexual orientation, national origin or any other factor; and
- Is sensitive to the setting in which it takes place.