You are doing research in an everyday K-12 educational setting if your research activities are part of the minors' normal routine in a K-12 context, all eligible students have an equal opportunity to participate or get the "treatment" (like a new curriculum in a classroom), and you have written permission/approval from leadership at the K-12 school.
If you are doing human subjects research with students in an everyday K-12 educational setting, you will prepare the following documents:
If you are doing human subjects research with K-12 students, but not in an everyday educational setting, please refer to the next section.
If you are conducting human subjects research with minors (age 17 and under) and your research activities are not part of their normal routine in a K-12 context, please note that your study would be considered greater than minimal risk (GTMR) and would require review by the full board. Full board review can add weeks to your IRB approval process.
For this kind of study, you will prepare the following materials: