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Animal and Human Subjects Protocol Form

NOTE: This form must be typed — not handwritten.

Any research conducted by a student at SFSU that involves human and/or animal [sic] subjects requires the prior approval of the Committee for the Protection of Human Subjects (CPHS) and/or the University Animal Care and Use Committee (UACUC).

Click HERE for an Application for Protocol Approval for Animal Subjects.

Such approval must be obtained before the initiation of any research activity involving these subjects. There are no exceptions. Students will not be permitted to enroll in the Culminating Experience Course (Biology 895/898) until CPHS and/or UACUC have approved the research activity. Animal Use Protocal Forms are required to be submitted along with the Culminating Experience Form.

Grad students planning research involving animals should contact these committees very early in their graduate studies (don't wait until the last minute — permission to begin research takes a while to be granted).

Note that not all organisms that are considered animals are governed by this requirement — ask your major professor or these committees if your animal research species qualifies as an "animal" in this context.