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Home / About / Compliance & Review Boards / Human Use Committee

Human Use Committee

The Human Use Committee is pleased to serve the University by striving to ensure that research projects involving human subjects comply with governmental, legal and University guidelines. As you know, this compliance protects the researcher and the University as well as the research subjects.

In an effort to facilitate Committee approval, the Human Use Committee adopted standardized forms to assist researchers. The use of these forms will make submission of projects to the Committee easier, faster and more likely to meet speedy approval.

Please find references and resources information below for your review and use. Please duplicate as necessary and distribute them to your faculty, staff and anyone doing research projects.

References and Resources

Human Subjects Forms Package (See in forms section below)

Forms should be routed to The Office of Sponsored Projects (Keeny Hall Rm 418) to expedite approval. If you need additional information, contact Barbara Talbot at 257-5075. Questions related to the review can be directed to Barbara Talbot or Richard Kordal @ rkordal@latech.edu or 257-2484.  The Committee encourages submission at least two weeks before the research begins and annually thereafter.

Helpful Links/Information:

Policy 7108 Use of Human Subjects

Louisiana Tech University has filed an Assurance of Compliance with the Department of Health and Human Services regarding its implementation of the provisions of the regulations for the protection of human research subjects. All research projects involving human subjects, both sponsored and non-sponsored projects, must be reviewed and approved by the Institutional Review Board for Use of Human Research Subjects before the research project is initiated as well as periodically during the conduct of the research project. A faculty member planning to conduct a research project or to supervise a student's research project that will involve the use of human subjects should contact the Chair of the Human Use Committee and the Dean of the Graduate School and University Research to secure the criteria to which he/she must adhere.

The complete policy and procedure can be found here.


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