Human Subjects Review

Welcome to Human Subjects Review at South Seattle College

We encourage and support research practices involving students, faculty and/or staff of South Seattle College. Any of the research performed with our students or employees must first receive permission through the Human Subjects Review Process. This process ensures the protection of student and employee information and minimizes any potential harm.

Reference Materials

Please complete the Human Subjects Review form below and submit to before you begin any research with our students or employees.  Our Human Subjects Review Committee will review materials submitted.

Resources useful for considering when research requires Human Subjects Review approval:

All research conducted at South Seattle College must comply with the Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects (‘Common Rule’), South Seattle College and the Seattle College District’s policies and procedures, and Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) guidelines.

*If your research involves "minimal harm/risk", please contact to determine if the full HSR must be completed.