Application Procedures

Approval to use human subjects must be obtained prior to initiation of the research activity with the subjects. It is the responsibility of the principal investigator, faculty adviser (for student research), and the department chair to assure CPHS review. The committee does not provide retroactive approval for research with human subjects that has been completed. Literature search and other work not involving human subjects may be initiated prior to CPHS review.

The complete procedures, including the documents that must be submitted for CPHS review, are available at this link (pdf format).