Independent Study/Research Participation Forms

IRE395H1 Independent Study 
Independent study under the direction of an Industrial Relations and Human Resources faculty member. It is the responsibility of the student to propose an independent study topic, and obtain the agreement of an instructor who is willing to supervise the project.

Prerequisite: IRE244H1, IRE260H1 and 1 IRE300 level course; A CGPA of at least 2.3; Approval of the Undergraduate Coordinator is required.

Application Due Date: At least one week before to the start of classes provided the study does NOT involve human subjects (see Research Ethics Approval below).

IRE396H1 Research Participation 
Credit course for supervised participation in a faculty research project. Open only to third and fourth year students enrolled in an Industrial Relations and Human Resources program.
Prerequisites: IRE244H1, IRE260H1 and 2 IRE300 level courses; A CGPA of at least 2.5; Approval of the Undergraduate Coordinator is required.

Application Due Date: At least one week before to the start of classes provided the study does NOT involve human subjects (see Research Ethics Approval below).


Research Ethics Approval:
Any research that includes human participation at U of T requires Research Ethics approval; and research conducted on students requires the additional approval of the office of the Vice-Provost, Students. Students wishing to conduct an IRE395H1/396H1 course that includes research on human subjects must initiate the process at least one month before the start of classes. 
 
Information on that part of the process 

STEP 1:
Once REB approval has been granted, there are some additional steps that are part of the process to grant researchers access to student information at the University of Toronto. Specifically:
1.     A copy of the Research Ethics Board letter of approval, and a signed confidentiality agreement, along with the following information:
        a.      Study title
        b.      Title and names of authors
        c.      Brief description of the research, including objectives and timeline
        d.      Details of sampling methodology for research involving institutional data
        e.      Description of participants and their recruitment and/or description of data requested
        f.       Description of measures you will take to protect confidentiality/anonymity
        g.      Provision of funding for any costs incurred by the University in providing access or data.
2.     Once we’ve received this information, we will review the student’s proposal and issue a letter of approval, provided we don’t have any concerns.
 

STEP 2:
If Step 1 is approved you must submit a copy of the IRE395H1/396H1 form and a copy of the approval letter (STEP 1) to the Program Office for final approval. The proposal will be reviewed for academic content and fulfilment of prerequisites. Any requests that include conducting research in Employment Relations courses will be subject to an additional internal review by the Centre for Industrial Relations and Human Resources. In such cases, details of the process would be made available once Step 1 has been approved.

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