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Special Approval

Animal Care and Use, Human Participants Research, Radiation/Radioisotopes, Infectious Agents, Human Blood or Extreme Toxins, and Recombinant DNA

Animal Care and Use

Researchers and/or teaching faculty who are planning projects involving the use of any animal should contact the Senior Director of Research Compliance at 972-883-4579 in the early stages of planning. Required forms for animal utilization are available at the Office of Research Compliance. Proposals involving the use of animals must be reviewed and given preliminary approval for submission for funding by the Research Compliance Manager prior to being brought to the OSP for processing. The number of copies required is detailed on the animal form. Day-to-day supervision and monitoring of all animal related activities on the University of Texas at Dallas campus are the responsibility of the Research Compliance Office. These requirements apply to both funded and non-funded research.

Human Participants Research

UT Dallas faculty, staff, students, or employees who propose to engage in any research involving the use of Human Participants must have prior review and approval of that activity by the Institutional Review Board (IRB). It is UT Dallas policy that all protocols involving the use of human participants be reviewed and approved by the IRB. The IRB is responsible for safeguarding the rights and welfare of participants who may be at risk through participation in such activities. These requirements apply to both funded and non-funded research regardless of whether the research is performed at the UT Dallas or other locations and regardless of whether another IRB has reviewed the protocol.

Information about the review process, required forms, agenda deadlines, and meeting dates are available from the Office of Research Compliance.

Recombinant DNA

Projects involving the use of recombinant DNA molecules require initial and subsequent annual review by the Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC). These requirements apply to both funded and non-funded research.

Required forms and certifications are provided by UT Dallas Environmental Health and Safety Office 972-883-2113.

Radiation and Select Agents

Radiation/Radioisotopes , Select Agents, and Controlled Substances: Researchers who are planning projects involving radiation/radioisotopes and/or select agents, controlled substances should fill out the required forms and certifications provided by UT Dallas Office of Environmental Health and Safety 972-883-2113.

Updated: January 25, 2012