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.

  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.

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

    sponsoredprograms@uhcl.edu
    Phone: 281-283-3015
    Fax: 281-283-2143

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