Permission to Use Student Work
Anytime you wish to use student work--whether for research or for pedagogical purposes--you must ask for the students' permission.
If you wish to use work for pedagogical reasons (examples of effective projects), you need to request student permission in writing. To use or share student work at UTEP, please use this form: FERPA & Publication Release
To use student work used in any research-related project (presentations, publications, posters, etc.), follow the Institutional Review Board (IRB) process for human subject research.
- You can access information from the Office of Research and Sponsored Projects here: Human Subject Research (IRB) and IRB documents and procedures at IRB.Net: Innovative Solutions for Compliance and Research Management.
- It's best to ask permission to use student work for research purposes well before the semester starts as the IRB approval process may take several weeks.
- Sometimes you come across an outstanding student project that you want to use in future courses. To request permission from your student(s), please use this form: FERPA & Use of Material Release
- You might also have the occasion to include student work in a publication such as a textbook. This form can be used to request student permission for those purposes.