External and International Research

Non-KSU External Researchers Permission to Recruit:

The Kennesaw State University (KSU) Institutional Review Board (IRB requires that all researchers, not affiliated with KSU, who are seeking to recruit research participants from the KSU community (faculty, staff or students), must request permission to recruit by following the instructions found in the document below to irb@kennesaw.edu.

Permission to Recruit (PDF)


International Research:

Research conducted outside the United States requires these additional steps:

  • Include with your IRB application a letter of authorization to conduct research from the officials in that country (e.g., letter from an administrator, agency official, etc.).
  • Review the International Compilation of Human Research Standards, document below, in order to determine if there are specific procedures that you must follow for the country in which you will be conducting your research.
  • Be prepared to provide the IRB with translations of your consent documents
International Compilation of Human Research Standards

IRB review standards are based on federal regulations and guidelines.