Wake County Human Services works with a number of research partners from the community to advance and improve the body of knowledge that leads directly to improved service delivery and effectiveness.
Conditions for conducting research with Wake County that everyone should understand:
For potential research partners, the first is that we require a working partnership with a Wake County staff person responsible for services to the research target population. That staff person will be required to submit and sign a checklist regarding the research proposal and its effects on county clients and operations.
The Wake County Human Services Board gives final approval for recruitment and participation of Wake County clients as human subjects for research.
Only proposals that have been submitted to an Institutional Review Board (IRB) and have been at least conditionally approved will be considered.
The initial reviews of the proposal are done by a committee of the Wake County Human Services Board with the assistance of staff of the Office of Community Affairs.
Please be sure to review the full Research Review Standard document for protection of human subjects. This includes information about the materials required for submission of research proposals to the Board for approval.