An organization that participates in or permits research involving service recipients establishes the right of individuals to refuse to participate without penalty and guarantees participants’ confidentiality.
For purposes of CR 3, research includes all forms of internal or external research involving service recipients except internal program evaluation and outcomes research, and educational projects carried out by students and interns as part of their professional training.
NAThe organization does not permit research involving service recipients.
The organization's practices fully meet the standard as indicated by full implementation of the practices outlined in the CR 3 Practice standards.
Practices are basically sound but there is room for improvement, as noted in the ratings for the CR 3 Practice Standards.
Practice requires significant improvement, as noted in the ratings for the CR 3 standards.
Implementation of the standard is minimal or there is no evidence of implementation at all, as noted in the ratings for the CR 3 standards.
Human subject research policy
Human subject research procedures
Informed consent form template
Minutes from research proposal meetings for the previous six months
Signed consent forms for research activities
Interviews may include:
The identity and privacy of participants is safeguarded in all phases of research conducted by, or with the cooperation of, the organization including, but not limited to, masking the individual identity of research participants in all statistical analyses, reports, summaries, and case examples.
The organization's practices reflect full implementation of the standard.
Practices are basically sound but there is room for improvement; e.g.,
Procedures are somewhat general; or
Safeguards when working with external researchers need strengthening.
Practice requires significant improvement, e.g.,
In a few cases the names of persons served or other identifying data were not redacted from research materials.
Implementation of the standard is minimal or there is no evidence of implementation at all.
The organization has a mechanism to review research proposals involving service recipients, such as a human subjects committee or an internal review board that reports to the chief executive officer or governing body.