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The following is the typical sequence of a Human Subject Committee research proposal review:

  • The PI reviews the HSC web site including reading the HSC Manual

  • The PI completes the Proposal Transmittal Form (along with the proposal and appropriate supporting documents) available in the Resource Depot of this web site
  • Any individual acting as a researcher in the project must complete CITI training and show evidence of CITI training on the protection of human subjects in research
  • All forms and documents should be submitted to the HSC chair. 
  • Electronic submission (email to of scanned documents, including relevant signatures, is preferred. A single hard copy is also accepted, mailed to the HSC Chair. 
  • An HSC reviewer reviews the proposal
  • Proposals requiring expedited or exempt status are reviewed on a rolling basis, as submitted.
  • Proposals requiring full committee review will be reviewed during the monthly HSC meeting.
  • After review, the HSC will provide the PI with an approval letter or a list of requests for clarification or modification, if necessary
  • Following approval, research that spans longer than 6 months (approval to publication) will require submitting 6-month updates using the Extension or Closure Request Form
  • Upon completion of the research, the Extension or Closure Request Form should be submitted, indicating that the research is complete.

Inquiries or questions about the process should be directed to Barbara Crane, HSC Chair, or Phone:860.768.5371