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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 6. Criminal Justice and Corrections
Agency 15. Department of Corrections
Chapter 26. Regulations for Human Subject Research
4/8/2020

6VAC15-26-101. Research Exempt from Hsrrc Review.

The following are exempt from HSRRC review:

1. Department of Corrections' studies, program evaluations and routine data analyses for management purposes.

2. Research conducted by the Department of Corrections, Division of Education in established or commonly accepted educational settings, involving commonly used educational practices, such as:

a. Research on regular and special education instructional strategies.

b. Research on the effectiveness of, or the comparison among, instructional techniques, curriculum or classroom management methods.

3. Research involving required agency survey procedures, unless responses are recorded in such a manner that participants can be identified, directly or through identifiers linked to the participants, and either:

a. The participants' responses, if they become known outside the research, could reasonably place a participant at risk of criminal or civil liability or be damaging to a participant's financial standing, employability, or reputation; or

b. The research deals with sensitive aspects of a participant's own behavior, such as sexual behavior, drug or alcohol use, illegal conduct, or family planning.

4. Research involving solely the collection or study of existing data, documents, records, or pathological or diagnostic specimens, if these sources are publically available or if the information taken from these sources is recorded in such a manner that participants cannot be identified, either directly or through identifiers linked to the participants.

Statutory Authority

§§ 53.1-5 and 53.1-5.1 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Volume 30, Issue 07, eff. January 1, 2014.

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