Federal and State regulations and University policies require that Kent State assure the safe and ethical practice of research and scholarly activities. Students and researchers must be familiar with the requirements before starting any research or teaching projects that involve humans, animals, radiation, and some biological manipulations. This involves local training, and often review and approval of proposed activities by relevant University-wide committees. If your project involves humans, animals, radiation, and/or biological manipulations, go to the Research Safety and Compliance website for details regarding training and submitting an application.
Please check with your faculty mentor for guidance, or to find out if any of your research activities are already addressed in an existing protocol. Please make sure to give yourself at least a month for the compliance committee application processes.

Contact Research Compliance Director Paulette Washko at pwashko@kent.edu if you have any questions regarding compliance training and/or submitting an application.