Researchers from other institutions seeking to access ISU students, staff, and/or faculty for participation in research may be granted a "courtesy approval" by REC. REC does not have the authority to grant access to the population, however. If satisfied with the review from the other institution's IRB, REC will forward the courtesy approval to the "keeper of the record" for the population requested. This may be the Registrar, a college dean, department chair, etc. If that individual agrees, they will communicate their approval to the requestor and fulfill the request.
An example of an typical courtesy approval situation is when an outside researcher asks a department to forward a recruitment email to their students through their departmental list-serve. Courtesy approvals are only appropriate when ISU personnel are not "engaged in the research," meaning that the ISU personnel would not be consenting participants or have access to any identifiable data. Merely forwarding a recruitment email is not considered engaged in the research.
Please note not all requests are approved. ISU will not approve access to researchers not affiliated with an institution holding a Federalwide Assurance from OHRP. There may also be situations where ISU declines the request.