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Human Subjects Review (HSR)
Guidelines & Application

All research that involves human participants done by any member of the Smith College School for Social Work Community must be reviewed and approved by a human subjects review (HSR) committee before the research is begun.

To gain approval, the research protocols and all of the accompanying materials must conform to requirements laid down by the Federal Government. This User's Guide describes these requirements and includes in the appendices detailed instructions for the various documents:

Federal Guidelines

Related HSR Documents [Downloads]

For more information, contact Laura Wyman at