2016-2017 Applicants: If your project involves human subjects (interviews, ethnography, psychological experiments, etc.), it is recommended to include a PDF of your Certificate of Completion for the CITI human subjects online training course with your application.  

If you are selected and your project is considered greater than minimal risk, you must submit your human subjects protocol by March 19, 2018. If it is minimal risk, you must submit your protocol by March 22, 2018.  



The Committee for the Protection of Human Subjects’ website has detailed information for undergraduate researchers whose work involves human subjects.  Please review their information, and check the Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships events calendar for upcoming workshops.   


Not Sure If Your Project Needs to Be Reviewed?

1. General instructions on what requires CPHS review - see general guidelines here and student-specific guidelines here

If Your Work Will Require Review by CPHS 

1. Carefully review and incorporate these ethical guidelines as you prepare your research design.
2. You will also need to take and pass the online CITI human research training course.  The online course is here, and the signup guide is here.
3. The CPHS website has PDF versions of their eProtocol applications online for researchers to preview the questions on the 'eProtocol Instructions' section of the website.  Please review the questions on the CPHS website before preparing your protocol, or simply click here for the PDF of the soc-behav-ed exempt form.
4.  The Office for Protection of Human Subjects also provided tips for efficient human subjects approval