Individual Program IRB Approval

Investigate your institution's IRB policies for surveying graduate and alumni. If necessary, apply for your institution's IRB approval using the IRB protocol as a model.

University of Utah IRB Approval


We adhere to the ethical standards for the conduct of educational research as outlined by the American Educational Research Association.

Our standard IRB policy concerning disposal of data is as follows:

Researcher agrees to shred or destroy Subject Data, and all media used to transfer it from the surveying institution to the researcher, including all copies and derivative or merged files, when the research is completed or this Agreement terminates.   Notwithstanding the foregoing, in the event that Researcher determines that shredding or destroying all or a portion of the Subject Data is infeasible, Researcher shall have no obligation to shred or destroy such Subject Data, provided that Researcher shall extend the protections of this Non-Disclosure Agreement to such Subject Data, for so long as Researcher maintains such Subject Data.

 Our standard policy on restricted access to data is as follows:
We agee to limit and restrict access to the program survey Data to the following:

  •  Leaders in charge of the day-to-day operations of the research and who communicate with the contact person within our organization.
  •  Professional/Technical staff in charge of the research.
  •  Support staff including analysts, computer technicians, assistants, and secretaries, on a need-to-know basis.