CWI instructors are not required to conduct research activities as part of their job duties. However, some instructors may choose to conduct research.
CWI is committed to the ethical principles for the protection of Human Subjects in research set forth in the Belmont Report of the National Commission for the Protection of Human Subjects in Biomedical and Behavioral Research and the federal rules and regulations, 45 CFR 46.101, et seq. The College recognizes and accepts responsibility, which it shares with its investigators and other researchers, for determining that research involving Human Subjects fulfills these ethical principles.
Under federal regulations as prescribed by DHHS and the Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP), the College has established an Institutional Review Board (IRB), which is charged with reviewing all research at CWI that involves Human Subjects. The IRB under law is required to review all Human Subject research before it may begin, and may approve only that research that meets the established regulatory and ethical criteria.