The Air Force has additional requirements for approval if the research 1) contains a survey, focus group or interview to obtain opinion, attitude or intention, and/or 2) uses resources of an organization including human subjects. As is true for all military organizations, Commander approval is required to use the resources under their command.
1. The Principal Investigator (PI) is responsible for obtaining all other approvals that are required and submitting them with the Human Research Protection Program (HRPP) Submission form for review. The HRPP will not review submissions until all necessary approvals have been obtained and submitted with the HRPP form to email@example.com.
3. Research that requires archival USAFA data, such as admissions or academic data, requires a data agreement signed by the organization that will provide the data. To obtain data from Institutional Research (A9N), send an email request to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you will be sharing the data with non-USAFA researchers (such as researchers at a civilian university), you will need to de-identify the data prior to releasing it to them in order to ensure that Privacy Act data are not released. HQ USAFA/A9N will review and approve your data de-identification plan as a part of the data request process. You may also request CAMIS data through CAMIS Help, email@example.com
4. If a study wishes to recruit cadets through the Dean of the Faculty (DF) Cadet Subject Pool, it must obtain approval from the Director of the Subject Pool, currently in DFBL, at 719.333.2514. If using the DF Cadet Subject Pool for recruitment, no other Commander approvals are required. If not using the DF Cadet Subject Pool, but are using cadets in the classroom or during academic time, Dean of the Faculty (DF) Department Head signature on the protocol is sufficient.