Permissions and training

Faculty research mentors are responsible for ensuring that students have the appropriate training and permissions for the research.

Research Involving Human Subjects

Any student research involving human subjects by the Committee for the Protection of Human Subjects (CPHS) or the Dartmouth Health IRB, depending on the appointment type of the faculty mentor. Faculty research mentors are considered the Principal Investigators for student projects and are responsible for ensuring that students comply with guidelines for human subjects research. 

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.