Or. Admin. R. 416-170-0010 - General Standards

(1) No research may be conducted without OYA approval in the manner prescribed in these rules, and related OYA policy and procedures.
(a) Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) approval is required for any research involving youth in custody in the legal custody of DOC and the physical custody of OYA.
(b) Youth in custody participation must be voluntary and the youth in custody 's confidentiality will be protected.
(c) OYA retains the right to review the compilation of data or completed report describing project outcomes prior to publication, and may require a disclaimer if it believes assumptions about the data are flawed.
(2) OYA will consider research proposals that benefit the agency or juvenile corrections as a whole, such as:
(a) Studies of possible causes of criminal behavior, and effects of incarceration;
(b) Studies of close custody systems or treatment programs as institutional structures or of youth as incarcerated persons;
(c) Research on conditions particularly affecting adjudicated or convicted youth in custody as a class; and
(d) Research on practices, both innovative and accepted, that have the intent and reasonable probability of improving the health or well-being of the subject. In cases in which such research requires the assignment of youth in custody to control groups that may not benefit from the research, the research proposal will include discussion regarding the ethical considerations to support the research.
(3) All research project proposals submitted to OYA must have been reviewed and approved by a human subjects review committee prior to submittal to OYA.
(4) The risk posed to subjects will be no more than minimal and participation in the study will represent no more than an inconvenience.
(5) Treatments, therapies, and procedures used in the project must be generally recognized and accepted as therapeutic.


Or. Admin. R. 416-170-0010
OYA 5-2000, f. & cert. ef. 6-15-00; OYA 2-2005, f. & cert. ef. 1-11-05; OYA 1-2012, f. & cert. ef. 2-3-12; OYA 11-2022, amend filed 12/13/2022, effective 12/14/2022

Statutory/Other Authority: ORS 420A.025

Statutes/Other Implemented: ORS 420A.010

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