All research involving MSPA students requires approval by the student’s faculty advisory and their scholarly concentration lead. Research examining the MSPA Studies program or MSPA students or alumni requires the approval of the Associate Dean for PA Education.
The process and timing for submitting research ideas, objectives, and the Capstone project proposal are provided in Q1. An overview of the IRB approval by the Stanford University Research Compliance Office is presented in Q2.
Important: In general, any data gathering and analysis with the intent to disseminate findings to a broader scientific community would be considered research and should be reviewed and approved by IRB (via the Stanford University Research Compliance Office) All other projects by MSPA students will require a submission of a "Determination of Human Subject Research Application Form" to determine if formal IRB approval is indicated.