If human subjects research is being done in conjunction with an Independent School District, the school may have its own human subjects approval requirements.
Research conducted at other sites will need to be disclosed in the IRB submission form and a letter of support provided to indicate the site is aware and ok with research being conducted there. TAMUCC Office of Research Compliance staff are unable to answer questions about ISD requirements.
When research involves student educational data or conducting surveys, analysis or evaluations on students of educational institutions additional regulations may apply.
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) (20 U.S.C. § 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99) is a Federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. In general, FERPA gives parents certain rights with respect to their children’s education records. These rights transfer to the student when he/she reaches age 18 or attends a school beyond the high school level. Students to whom the rights have transferred are called “eligible students.”
Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment (PPRA) (20 U.S.C § 123h; 34 CFR Part 98) applies to programs that receive funding from the U.S. Department of Education (ED). PPRA protects rights of parents and students in two ways:
It is the PI’s responsibility to understand and comply with these requirements.See 700.05 Decision Tree, Applicability of FERPA in Research
Corpus Christi Independent School District (CCISD)
Research done in conjunction with the Corpus Christi Independent School District (CCISD), requires second, independent approval from CCISD per its requirements. This approval may be sought simultaneously with and independently of TAMUCC’s IRB approval.
For more information, see http://ccisd.us/DEPARTMENTS/District-Support/External-Research.
For questions, contact Dr. Toni Moynihan-McCoy: email@example.com.