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 (please see Requirements for Research Using Human Subjects (DOC) for more information.)

Questions and requests for assistance should be directed to the Office of Graduate Studies, Rosemary White, at or John Mahoney, Ph.D. Chair, HSRC & IACUC at  Submit completed applications to Rosemary White in the Office of Graduate Studies, Student Services Center room 460.

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 2017/Spring 2018:

Applications Due By:

Meeting Date:

September 1, 2017

September 15, 2017

October 6, 2017

October 20, 2017

November 3, 2017

November 17, 2017

February 2, 2018

February 16, 2018

March 2, 2018

March 16, 2018

April 6, 2018

April 20, 2018