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Research is defined as a systematic investigation designed to develop knowledge that can be generalized. If you plan to present or publish the work or otherwise share results of the study, it is probably research.

Are you planning on presenting the data of the project on human subjects at an academic conference, publish the data in an academic journal, or use the human subjects research data in a master's thesis or doctoral dissertation?

If NO: your project is not considered research and does not require IRB review. 
If YES: your project is considered research and requires IRB review. It may however be EXEMPT. 

Note: If your project is not hypothesis-driven, does not use research protocols or methodologies, and the anticipated data is not intended for publication of an article in a newspaper or magazine, no IRB review is needed.

Note 2: If no public dissemination is planned at the time the data is gathered, but the possibility of future dissemination exists, you are advised to submit the project for IRB review and approval before initiating the research project.

 

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ORC Contact Information

Physical Address
Office of Research Compliance
Anderson Hall
New Mexico State University
1050 Stewart St.
Las Cruces, NM 88003-8002
(575)646-7177
E-mail: ovpr@nmsu.edu

Mailing Address
Office of Research Compliance
New Mexico State University
MSC 3RES P O Box 30002
Las Cruces, NM 88003-8002