Graduate Studies

Human Subjects & Animal Use

Research involving humans or animals is governed by policies of the Human Subjects in Research Committee and the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee. All proposals for research using human or animal subjects must be reviewed and approved by the applicable committee before the research begins. Graduate Students are encouraged to seek guidance from their graduate coordinator in completing the Human Subjects and Animal Use Applications. Please note the deadlines for Full Board applications and plan ahead, leaving enough time for revision and resubmission of your application prior to the proposed start date of your research.

*There is no deadline for Human Subjects in Research applications in the Exempt and Expedited** categories.  These applications are reviewed by the HSRC Chair on an on-going basis. Expect a two week turnaround time on these applications.

**Please note that "Expedited" is a technical term for a particular type of Human Subjects protocol and is not used to indicate accelerated review (see Requirements for Research Using Human Subjects (DOC) for more information.)

Click here for Human Subjects FAQ (PDF).

Click here for Human Subjects Application Checklist. (PDF)

Click here for an Example Human Subjects Informed Consent form (PDF).

Click here for an Example Human Subjects Online Informed Consent form. (PDF)

Click here for an Example Human Subjects Oral Informed Consent script. (PDF)

Questions and requests for assistance should be directed to Rosemary White at (until August 1, 2018), or after August 1, 2018 to Sharon Cain at or John Mahoney, Ph.D. Chair, HSRC & IACUC.  Until August 1, 2018 submit completed applications to Rosemary White in the Office of Graduate Studies, Student Services Center room 460.

After August 1, 2018 there will be a new online process using dgital applications emailed to the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs. 

Complete information, application and forms, Full Board application deadline information and instructions are available at: Human Subjects and Animal Use and Care Forms

Full Board Application Deadline and Meeting Dates for Fall 2018/Spring 2019:

Applications Due By:

Meeting Date:

September 7, 2018

September 21, 2018

October 5, 2018

October 19, 2018

November 2, 2018

November 16, 2018

February 1, 2019

February 15, 2019

March 1, 2019

March 15, 2019

April 5, 2019

April 19, 2019