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University policy regarding research compliance
Policy statement. The university, in the course of carrying out its teaching, research, and service missions, engages in research involving human subjects, vertebrate animals, and recombinant or synthetic nucleic acid molecules and bioharzardous materials, agents, and toxins. To protect the rights, dignity and welfare of all human subjects participating in research conducted on behalf of Kent state, the university shall establish and maintain a human subjects protection program. To ensure that vertebrate animals used in research, testing and teaching at Kent state are treated humanely, the university shall establish and maintain an animal care and use program. To ensure that research and teaching involving recombinant DNA and bio-hazardous materials at Kent state university are conducted using established safety standards, the university shall establish and maintain an institutional biosafety committee. To ensure a coordinated approach to research safety at Kent state university, the university shall establish and maintain an institutional safety and compliance committee.