"Vulnerable Public" as Subjects
Projects that will involve "vulnerable public" as their subjects require careful scrutiny. "Vulnerable public" includes:
- children (persons under age 18)
- pregnant women
- mentally disabled persons
- economically or educationally disadvantaged persons
If your project involves studying people in any of these categories you should submit a Formal Application or consult the IRB chair.
All projects involving minors must be approved by the IRB Committee beforehand.