Different Research Populations

Research with Special Populations

Under federal law, conducting research with certain populations may require additional considerations and protections. For a research study that includes any of the populations below, please read through the corresponding SU IRB policy and include any required appendices with your protocol submission.

Additionally, other populations not included below may require special considerations with regard to recruitment, data collection, and consent: persons who are homeless, persons with disabilities, elderly individuals, undocumented citizens, and non-English language speakers. 

If you have questions or concerns about how best to ensure protections for these populations, please consult with the IRB at irb@seattleu.edu