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Normal Educational Practices Considered Exempt from Committee Review
Federal Exemption #1: Educational Practices
Research conducted in established or commonly accepted educational settings, involving normal educational practices, such as
- research on regular and special education instructional strategies or
- research on the effectiveness of or the comparison among instructional techniques, curricula, or classroom management methods.
In Special Education, normal educational practices correspond to the Individualized Educational Program (IEP), which is tailored to each student with an identified disability and may be implemented in diverse settings (school, home, work, community).
This category does not apply to Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulated research.
For specific guidance and/or questions about whether your proposal qualifies as educational research, please contact IRB
More information about research with children can be found at Special Population Requirements.