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Human Subjects Research at Cal Poly

If you're not sure what to do first, take a look at our START HERE page. It provides quicklinks with answers to common questions and problems that arise before and during the approval process.

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Research Project Review

To ensure Cal Poly's commitment to protect human subjects in research, the University's Human Subjects Committee evaluates research projects for compliance with ethical standards regarding the treatment of human subjects. Please refer to the links on this page for information on obtaining approval for and conducting human subjects research at Cal Poly.

See the Cal Poly Policy on Human Subjects in Research for an overview of the review process.