Status Relationships

Status Relationships

Status relationships are relationships where any member of the study team has a position of power or influence over any potential research subjects.  This includes instructors/teachers/professors, TAs, employers, etc.  If the research project includes a status relationship, certain issues must be addressed, including:

- The recruitment process;

- The consent process;

- Any risks to participants.

For more information, please review the IRB office's guidelines on status relationships in research.