All requests for research that require the involvement of Yakima Valley College in any way, must be approved prior to any research activities. The first step is to submit a research request by clicking on the link below and completing the Research Request Form. You may be contacted to provide further information. Once all the information has been received, YVC’s Research Request Committee will review your request. You will then be contacted by YVC’s Office of Institutional Effectiveness (OIE) to notify you whether the request has been approved. If approved, OIE will provide information regarding internal IRB processes (if needed) and will coordinate related activities.