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Skidmore College
Psychology Department

Participant Review Board

The function of the PRB is to protect the safety, welfare, rights, and privacy of all participants in Psychology Department research, according to federal guidelines. The instructions on this site provide you with the directions and forms you need to submit a research proposal for consideration.

Does Your Project Require Review?

Your project must be reviewed if:

  1. You are utilizing human participants in your research, AND
  2. Your data collection methods are systematic and methodical, AND
  3. The goal of your research activities is to contribute to the generalizable scientific knowledge base of a discipline (e.g., you hope to publish your results in a scholarly journal or present your findings at a conference)