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Welcome to the website for faculty, staff, and students who conduct research with human subjects. The resources on this site are designed to help Investigators secure approval to conduct research with human subjects and carry out their work in an ethical manner.

To get started please go to “Protecting Human Subjects at RIT”.  You will find general information about submitting human subjects research activities as well as criteria for approval and guidance for conducting your research.

MARCH 24TH TO APRIL 21ST DAWN SEVERSON WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE. To submit your research activity for review:

  1. Send an electronic version of the Form A and all supporting materials to

  2. Provide a signed hard copy of the Form A and all supporting materials. These can be dropped off at Dawn's office (there is a box for submissions) or sent to her office via interoffice mail. These will be picked up daily. Review WILL NOT begin until the signed hard copy is received.

Dawn Severson
Senior Staff Assistant

Engineering Hall, Room# 2115
74 Lomb Memorial Drive
Rochester, NY 14623
(585) 475-2167

Questions regarding Forms and the status and submission of new and continuing research protocols should also be directed to Dawn Severson.

Questions regarding research activities, determining whether an activity requires review by the IRB, and training should be directed to:

Heather Foti, MPH
Associate Director

Human Subjects Research Office (HSRO)
2nd Floor, Bldg 87
Administrative Services Building/Innovation Center, Suite 2400
Rochester, NY 14623-5608
Ph: (585) 475-7673
Fax: (585) 475-7990

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