The overview for MIT’s policy on Committee on the Use of Humans as Experimental Subjects (COUHES), is basic and straight-forward. Basically, if you use people in any way, shape, or form for research, you need to take a training course (the link is at the side of the page), submit your study proposal for review, and renew at least annually.
I am highly considering taking the training course simply to know what is involved. It should also be informative when it comes to my psychology classes, since that, too, involves human participants.
To read the Overview yourself, click here. What are your thoughts on this? Have you taken the training course? Let me know here so we can discuss it!