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  • Risks to subjects are minimized by using sound research design
  • Risks to subjects are reasonable in relation to anticipated benefits to subjects and the importance of the knowledge to be gained
  • Selection of subjects is equitable
  • Informed consent is sought and documented
  • Research provides adequate provisions for safety of subjects and maintain confidentiality of data
  • Safeguards are in place to protect the rights and welfare of vulnerable research populations
  • Provide research, analysis and assessment for decision making
  • Administrer the institutional database and regular reports
  • Manage the USAFA Survey Program
  • Manage the USAFA Institutional Review Board
  • Access institutional database
  • Generate regular reports
    • Attrition
    • Statistical Summary
    • Class Characteristics
    • General Officer Report
    • Prep School
    • Internal reports
  • Manage Cadet Exit Interview Program
  • Complete Ad Hoc data requests
  • Admissions, Cadet, Historical, Officer
  • Over 1,000 data elements covering:
    • Demographics - Admissions
    • Cadet performance - Graduation
    • Attrition - Assignment
  • The purpose of the IRB is to protect the rights & welfare of human subjects in research
  • Authority and requirements derive from Federal law, DoD & AF policy, and USAFA guidelines
  • IRB reviews research involving human subjects
  • IRB reports directly to the Vice Superintendent
  • Members selected IAW Federal Policy to support research commonly done at USAFA
  • Chairperson, Scientist, Institutional Policy, Law, Professional Standards, Non-affiliated Community, Research Population,Advisors as required
  • Members have extensive knowledge of regulations, pitfalls, and procedures regarding human subject protection (Resource)
  • Identify goals of survey within your organization
  • Meet with XP to discuss goals, objectives and design-analysis support needed
  • Copy of the instrument to USAFA/XP
  • Develop a results feedback plan
  • Performance of cadets with CAP experience
  • BCT losses (17 vs 18 yr olds)
  • Honor attrition
  • Admissions analysis for Congressional & Caucus support
  • USAFA Graduates in AF
    • Performance
    • Distribution (race, gender, category)
  • USAFA Graduate Participation in Reserve & Guard
  • Modeling analysis of CSAF Survey
  • Prediction of officer success
  • Survey of graduate performance
  • Personnel impact of CS&P
  • Admissions and attrition modeling
  • Provide data & recommendations for decision makers
  • USAFA/CC special topics
  • Academy Board
  • BOV and CORONA
  • Strategic Assessment Advisory Board
  • Support to major mission elements
  • Survey Planning
    • Establishing needs and objectives
  • Design/Development
    • Translate needs into items
  • Piloting
    • Administer, Evaluate, Validate
  • Administration
    • Logistics, Data protection
  • Reporting/Follow-up
    • Communicating result