Protection of Human Subjects

UHCL is required to protect human subjects under its Federal Wide Assurance with the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Human Research Protections (ORHP) and UHCL’s policy for the protection of human subjects participating in research programs conducted at or supported by UHCL. The protections apply to studies conducted internally by faculty or staff and to external studies conducted by grantees and contractors

Committee for the Protection of Human Subjects

The Committee for the Protection of Human Subjects (CPHS) is comprised of members from each of the four colleges and includes alternates in case the primary member is not present. Other members include external and non-research individuals.

Summary of IRB project review submission procedures

All necessary forms and directions for applying to the CPHS are linked below. The application form is entirely self-explanatory. It contains boxes and directions for filling out the necessary information. It also contains the regulations that apply to the majority of cases here at UHCL. Even if you think your project is exempt from CPHS review, only someone on the committee is empowered to make that decision. The forms open as Word documents, and we recommend that you save them to your own hard drive for completion and later submission.

  COE Faculty Sponsors or Principal Investigators
 

After reviewing the student's CPHS application and documents for accuracy and compliance, please forward all attachments to the designated COE CPHS representative and copy the Office of Sponsored Programs via sponsoredprograms@uhcl.edu. Please include OSP in all email correspondence during the review and approval process.

All student researchers are to email completed CPHS application, informed consent form, instrument (survey, etc.), etc., to their Faculty Sponsor for review of accuracy and compliance.

  • CPHS Application Form-Oct2017 - (Updated Oct. 2017) Download document and complete on own computer.
  • Protocol Submittal Checklist - Contains general information
  • Consent and Assent Forms - Provides a number of CPHS-approved template forms, depending on age of participants. Note that the Informed-Informational Research document can be used when CPHS approves the request to waive participant's signature. A request and justification is submitted in the CPHS application, Section 6, "Informed Consent."
  • Continuing Review Status Request Form - Submit this form along with all updated application materials when renewing your CPHS protocol.
  • Completed Protocol Review Form - Submit this form if you require documentation of a closed or completed research study.
  • Federal and University Guidelines - Provides resourceful information that is specific to completing UHCL's CPHS application, informed consent, etc.
  • Education in the Use of Human Subjects - This will take you to the CITI website login/registration for selection fo appropriate training material modules and exams.
  • EDUCATION - Screen shots and Instructions for CITI's Human Subjects Protection Training
  HSH / CSE / BUS / All other Faculty Sponsors or Principal Investigators
 

After reviewing the student's CPHS application and documents for accuracy and compliance, please forward all attachments to OSP at sponsoredprograms@uhcl.edu. OSP will forward applications to one of the college's CPHS representatives for review and approval.

All student researchers are to email completed CPHS application, informed consent form, instrument (survey, etc.), etc., to their Faculty Sponsor for review of accuracy and compliance.

  • CPHS Application Form-Oct2017 - (Updated Oct. 2017) Download document and complete on own computer. Respond to all questions on the application and submit via one of the avenues below.
  • Protocol Submittal Checklist - Contains general information
  • Consent and Assent Forms - Provides a number of CPHS-approved template forms, depending on age of participants. Note that the Informed-Informational Research document can be used when CPHS approves the request to waive participant's signature. A request and justification is submitted in the CPHS application, Section 6, "Informed Consent."
  • Continuing Review Status Request Form - Submit this form along with all updated application materials when renewing your CPHS protocol.
  • Completed Protocol Review Form - Submit this form if you require documentation of a closed or completed research study.
  • Federal and University Guidelines - Provides resourceful information that is specific to completing UHCL's CPHS application, informed consent, etc.
  • Education in the Use of Human Subjects - This will take you to the CITI website login/registration for selection fo appropriate training material modules and exams.
  • EDUCATION - Screen shots and Instructions for CITI's Human Subjects Protection Training

 The UHCL CPHS is organized and operated according to the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations and operates under Federalwide Assurance No. 00004068

Contact
  • Sponsored Programs

    Phone: 281-283-3015
    Fax: 281-283-2143

    Bayou Building, 2531
    2700 Bay Area Blvd, Box 44
    Houston, TX 77058-1002