Student Research Proposals

Faculty advisors need to be designated as the principal investigator (PI) for all undergraduate and graduate student projects with human subjects.

Advisors are therefore responsible that the research is conducted in accordance with federal regulations and university guidelines, including obtaining approvals. Prior to submission of a student protocol to the Office of Human Subject Research Protection, the advisor should review the application, including any recruitment materials, consent forms and study instruments, if applicable. A signed Assurance (original, not a copy) by the faculty advisor, Department Chair and the student must be submitted with the student’s proposal.