Research Policy

Any research proposal involving human or animal subjects must be forwarded to the Office of Institutional Research and Analysis for review and approval by the Research Review Team (RRT).

The members of the Research Review Team are your faculty and staff colleagues. It is best to allow at least a month for a review of any  proposal, as the team may request changes.

Research Review Team Submissions Key Dates

Deadlines apply to all proposals requiring RRT clearance, including Honors Course Work.

sitting by the windowApril 1 – Deadline for Fall proposals
May 31 – Deadline for decisions on Fall proposals
September – Approved Fall projects begin

November 1 – Deadline for Spring proposals
December 31 – Deadline for decisions on Spring proposals
February Approved Spring projects begin


Before you do anything - download and read Thinking of Doing a Survey at MVCC?

Next - download Approval for use of Human Participants in Research and submit it to the Chair of the Research Review Team. 

In addition, sign and submit THE LAST PAGE ONLY as hard copy. (Students will also need to have their faculty supervisor’s signature.)  Proposals will not be approved unless a hard copy of the signatures has been received. To ensure expeditious review of your project, please be as specific and complete as possible in your responses, and include all necessary supporting materials as appendices (e.g. consent forms, surveys, interview scripts, debriefing script). 


Please email the application and appendices in a single submission.

Marie Miknavich - Chair, Research Review Team