Educational Strategies, Curricula or Classroom Management Methods

Basic Exempt Criteria 45 CFR 46.101(b)(1)

  • Research takes place in established or commonly accepted educational setting
  • Involves study of normal educational practices (e.g., regular and special education instructional strategies; studies effectiveness or comparison among instructional techniques, curricula, or classroom management methods)             

Additional General Requirements or Considerations

  • When children are studied in school or other institutional settings, approval from relevant school official (including the school system IRB or research review committee, if available) must be attached to this application at the time it is submitted to the Pitt IRB             
  • If children are studied, investigators must provide a rationale for why a particular age range was selected, indicate their expertise in working with children, describe the adequacy of their facilities for pediatric research, and indicate whether they will have sufficient numbers of children to adequately address the research question             

Exempt Form: Educational Strategies, Curricula or Classroom Management Methods