All research conducted by NTU staff and students involving the use of human subjects (or human participants) must be reviewed and approved by the NTU's Institutional Review Board (NTU-IRB) before they are conducted.
Research methodologies involving a systematic investigation, including research development, testing, and evaluation; designed to develop or contribute to generalizable knowledge, would require IRB approval.
This include the following:
- observational studies
- interviews and focus group discussions
- surveys and questionaires,
- any secondary use of data (containing personal identifiers) that are not in the public domain.
If you are unsure, please contact NTU-IRB (email@example.com) for clarifications.