Research at Piedmont
Piedmont College students conduct research at the Masters, Education Specialist, and Doctorate levels. Additionally, many faculty members are involved in individual and cooperative research. Each year, more than 500 studies are completed at these various levels throughout the college.
All research involving human subjects at Piedmont College must have Institutional Review Board approval prior to inception of research, regardless of category or level of human involvement. This policy is designed to allow the college a sufficient level of institutional control over research quality, and to protect the researcher by archiving approved research proposals. These approved proposals are maintained in a database administered by the IRB Coordinator and are listed according to the originating research professor and the lead researcher listed on the application. They are also assigned an IRB Reference Number, which appears at the bottom of the approved application.
The following resources are available to support research at Piedmont College:
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