There is a distinction between research conducted by students and classroom research. Student research refers to human subjects research conducted by students in pursuit of an Honor's thesis, Master's thesis, dissertation, DIS, or other similar research. Student research projects should be submitted to the IRB and be actively monitored by the faculty advisor, who serves as Responsible Principal Investigator. Classroom research refers to students' involvement in course activities that are primarily intended to teach them how to conduct human subjects research, rather than contribute to generalizable knowledge. Results of these activities are generally not published or disseminated outside of an instructional setting. In most cases, classroom research does not need to be reviewed by the IRB. If at a later point, you decide to continue a class project as a research project, submit an IRB application for review and approval.