Human Subjects Research

Human Subjects Research

Welcome to the UCAR Human Subject Committee site.  The Human Subjects Committee (HSC) is a committee of scientist, nonscientists, and committee members who review proposed research involving human volunteers. Research investigators and their institutions have a fundamental responsibility to safeguard the rights and welfare of people participating in their research activities. The HSC reviews and has the authority to approve, require modifications or disapprove all research activities including previously approved research that is currently undergoing new modifications.

See UCAR’s Human Subjects Research Policy 2-11. The HSC is governed by the federal regulations Title 45, Part 46, Protection of Human Subjects that dictate the scope and purpose of Institutional Review Board (IRB) activities. The Office of Human Research Protection (OHRP) is the federal administrative agency that monitors the IRB and its activities.

 This site will provide researchers with the necessary information needed to submit a human research study for ethical review.  If additional guidance is needed, please refer to the following Sample of Informed Consent Outlines to help you get started on the protocol. 

To begin, please submit a study protocol using the Requirements for a Study Protocol rather than emailing individual HSC members. We will follow the procedures according to the Human Subjects Research Manual. We are happy to answer any questions and to help guide you through the HSC approval process. Please email the HSC at Correspondence sent to this address reaches all HSC members.


On-Call Schedule for HSC Members

Meeting Schedule

  • Next HSC Meeting: September, 2015.
  • Annual Staff Training: September 9, 2014.  (PowerPoint File)

Meeting Notes