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Conducting Research at MDC

Research involving students, faculty, or staff at Miami Dade College (MDC) requires prior authorization.

At MDC, approval of research applications is a two-step process: First, MDC's Institutional Review Board (IRB) reviews research applications involving human subjects. Once approved by MDC’s IRB, research applications are reviewed by the College Academic and Student Support Council (CASSC) Research & Testing Committee.

Researchers should allow for 6–8 weeks for application reviews. Data collection may not begin until the researcher receives notification that his or her application has been approved by MDC’s IRB and the CASSC Research & Testing Committee.

 

2018-19 Research Application Review Schedule

Research applications submitted after a deadline will be added to the next scheduled review cycle.

Research Application Deadline

MDC IRB Review

CASSC Research & Testing Committee Review

Notification to Research Applicants

April 13, 2018

May 7, 2018

May 14, 2018

By May 28, 2018

June 4, 2018

June 18, 2018

June 25, 2018

By July 9, 2018

July 9, 2018

July 23, 2018

July 30, 2018

By August 13, 2018

August 6, 2018

August 20, 2018

August 27, 2018

By September 10, 2018

September 3, 2018

September 17, 2018

September 24, 2018

By October 8, 2018

October 8, 2018

October 22, 2018

October 29, 2018

By November 12, 2018

November 12, 2018

November 26, 2018

December 3, 2018

By December 17, 2018

December 17, 2018

January 21, 2019

January 28, 2019

By February 11, 2019

February 4, 2019

February 18, 2019

February 25, 2019

By March 11, 2019

March 11, 2019

March 25, 2019

April 1, 2019

By April 15, 2019

April 22, 2019

May 6, 2019

May 13, 2019

By May 19, 2019

June 3, 2019

June 17, 2019

June 24, 2019

By July 8, 2019

July 8, 2019

July 22, 2019

July 29, 2019

By August 12, 2019

August 5, 2019

August 19, 2019

August 26, 2019

By September 9, 2019

Note: Schedule subject to change

 

Research Application

Researchers should compile all required documentation prior to submission. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

 

Change of Research Application

Changes to research applications that have been previously approved must be reviewed prior to implementation of changes.

 

Resources

 

MDC Institutional Review Board (IRB)

MDC IRB Roster

 

CASSC Research & Testing Committee

CASSC Research & Testing Committee Roster

 

Research Design and Methodology Technical Assistance

Upon request, the Office of Institutional Research (IR) provides technical assistance regarding research design, methodology, and feasibility prior to submission of research applications. To request a consultation, please contact oie@mdc.edu

Note that technical assistance provided by IR staff does not constitute review and approval by MDC’s IRB and CASSC Research & Testing Committee.

 

Human Subjects Research Training

Research applications must include documentation that the Primary Investigator has successfully completed training in the responsible conduct of research. Completion of one of the following training courses satisfies this requirement.

National Institutes of Health “Protecting Human Research Participants” Course (no cost)

CITI Program Social-Behavioral-Educational (SBE) Basic Course (fees may apply)

 

Student Research Projects

Research conducted by MDC students as part of classroom assignments may require review and approval. Guidance is available here.

 

Procedures

Miami Dade College Procedure 1321 – Authorization to Conduct Research

Standard Operating Procedures Regarding Approval of Research Applications

 

Sample Forms

Informed Consent Template

 

Terms of Data Use

Researchers who use data provided by the Office of Institutional Research agree to the Office of Institutional Effectiveness terms of data use.

 



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