Policy 7108 – Use of Human Subjects

Revision Date: 8/26/2008

Responsible Office: Office of Research and Innovation

Reference: Department of Health and Human Services

Louisiana Tech University has filed an Assurance of Compliance with the Department
of Health and Human Services regarding its implementation of the provisions of the
requisitions for the protection of human research subjects. All proposed research
projects involving human subjects, both sponsored and non-sponsored (including simple
observation of human behavior) must be submitted for approval to the Human Use Committee
which functions as the University’s Institutional Review Board before the research
project is initiated as well as periodically during the conduct of the research project.
Effective 2008-09 academic year, faculty/staff and students are required to submit
documentation of continuing education in the protection of human research subjects.
Documentation must be submitted with all IRB human research proposals. This demonstration
of continuing education is a part of Louisiana Tech’s commitment to ethical research.
On-line training information for the required continuing education and documentation
as well as policies, procedures, forms and FAQ’s can be accessed at the Louisiana
Tech University research web site or contact the Office of Sponsored Projects.