Permissions and Training

Faculty need to ensure that students have the appropriate training and permissions to conduct faculty-mentored research.

Research Involving Human Subjects

Any student research involving human subjects must be reviewed by the Committee for the Protection of Human Subjects (CPHS). Faculty research advisors are considered the Principal Investigators for student projects, and they are responsible for ensuring that students comply with CPHS guidelines. 

Students conducting research involving human subjects must complete the CPHS education requirements and submit an application to CPHS. They cannot begin their research until after receiving CPHS approval. Note that the CPHS review and approval process can be lengthy so materials should be submitted to CPHS as early as possible.

Any questions about this process or about whether a specific project requires CPHS approval should be directed to CPHS.