you wish to submit a new research study to IRB-01 that involves
psychological measures and/or the use of surveys please
be aware of the following information:
must submit a copy of all questionnaires, surveys, instruments,
photographs, etc that you intend on using with/giving
to subjects. You must submit these items for evaluation
even if they are copyrighted or must be purchased. The
Board is required by federal regulations and guidance
to evaluate what the subjects are being exposed to in
order to assess the risks associated with the material.
Other institutions have been cited by federal regulators
for failing to assess these types of materials.
your study involves showing IAPS pictures to subjects,
you must do the following:
has created a "library" of certain measures/surveys.
Investigators do not have to submit copies of items
in the IRB library. Instead, the investigator simply
needs to complete our Psychological
and Survey Measures form so that the IRB knows
what measures in our library need to be reviewed with
your research. Again note: if a measure is NOT included
in our library, the investigator MUST provide copies
of the measure to the IRB, even if the measure is copyrighted
and/or must be purchased by the investigator.
Science Center faculty, staff, and students may now choose
to submit their behavioral, social, educational, as well
as other survey research to IRB-02. For more information,
view our new policy announcement at http://irb.ufl.edu/irb01policy.htm.
the following information to your informed consent
If you choose to participate in this experiment, you
will see a variety of pictures that have been judged
to be pleasant, neutral, or unpleasant. Some of these
pictures may include content that can be considered
objectionable, such as sexually explicit pictures
and violent pictures (threatening people, disfigured
human bodies). If any of the media presented here
should make you feel too uncomfortable to continue,
you are free to immediately withdraw your participation
and leave without giving up credit or payment. There
is a two-way communication system installed in these
research rooms and you can discontinue the experiment
at any time by simply telling the experimenter to
stop. To be clear: you may immediately end your participation
if any aspect of the research procedure makes you
too uncomfortable to continue. Lastly, if you have
any discomfort or concerns after completing your participation
in the experiment, you are encouraged to call the
principal investigator (as listed on page one of this
document) or contact the Fear and Anxiety Disorders
Clinic (a Health Center out-patient specialty clinic
of the Department of Clinical and Health Psychology
352-294-3327 or 352-392-2439).
in your protocol what percentage of pleasant, neutral,
and/or unpleasant photographs subjects will be shown.
For example: Subjects will be shown 25% pleasant,
50% neutral, and 25% unpleasant photographs.