Research Regulations


The Use of Human Subjects in Research

University policy requires institutional review and approval of All research involving human subjects by the University’s Office for Research Protections (ORP) prior to involvement of the subjects in the project. Forms to obtain approval for the use of human subjects in research can be obtained from the ORP. Externally funded projects involving the use of human subjects should be approved by the ORP prior to acceptance of funding. The ORP coordinates review of activities involving subjects by the Human Subjects Institutional Review Board (the Biomedical Committee and the Behavioral + Social Sciences Committee).

Care and Use of Vertebrate Animals

Approval by the University’s Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) is required prior to the actual involvement of a vertebrate animal in any University activity. Any project involving an external sponsor should be submitted for IACUC review before funding is accepted. The records of the IACUC are subject to regular unannounced inspections by the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, a division of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).