2011-2012 University Catalog 
2011-2012 University Catalog


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Human Subjects Research

All research activities involving human subjects or data regarding human subjects that are conducted by faculty, staff, or students and/or that involve faculty, staff, or students as participants must be submitted to the Office of Research Subject Protections for review and approval. Further information and forms for submission can be found at www.gmu.edu/research/ORSP/HumanSubjects.html. All research activities must be approved by the Human Subjects Review Board prior to implementation of the activity. Separate approval by the vice provost for academic affairs is required if contact information for Mason students is needed to conduct the research. All student research must be supervised by a faculty member. The faculty member will serve as the principal investigator for the research and will assume responsibility for the legal and ethical conduct of the work.

Animal Use in Research

All work with live animals, whether for research, teaching, or testing, must be approved by the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) prior to initiation of the work. All care and use of animals at Mason must be carried out under the supervision of a faculty member who is qualified and experienced in the work being conducted and assumes responsibility for legal and ethical conduct. Further information and submission forms can be found at the Office of Research Subject Protections web site at www.gmu.edu/research/ORSP/AnimalCareAndUse.html.