Guidelines for Requests by External Researchers

(Adopted from Slippery Rock University)

Approved January 11, 2022

Proposal: Adopt formal guidelines for managing/reviewing requests from external researchers.

Policy and Accompanying Details:

The external researcher guidelines apply to all individuals not currently affiliated with Berea College who are interested in conducting research involving Berea College, its students, faculty, staff, or alumni.

The purpose of these guidelines is to establish a standard method of reviewing and approving any research conducted that involves Berea College faculty, staff, students, or alumni as research participants and to balance a cooperative, collaborative research effort with existing research and data collection by researchers affiliated with Berea College. Any and all external researchers (anyone currently unaffiliated with Berea College) are required to follow the guidelines.