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Training and Regulatory Compliance

All FAU personnel (faculty, staff, post docs, students, volunteers) participating in research must complete specific training and obtain relevant regulatory project approvals prior to the start of any research activity.

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Student/Volunteer Access and Training Form

The student/volunteer access and training form is required for every student or volunteer participating in research, whether in a research laboratory or laboratory classroom. The form is used to grant access to facilities, verify that trainings have been completed and register students if taking DIS/DIR. Click here to download the form. Volunteers will have additional paperwork.  Please note: faculty, staff and post docs must also complete required trainings prior to conducting research and this is the responsibility of the faculty (PI). Contact Melanie Weiss at if you have questions.

  • Institutional Review Board (IRB)- If your research meets the following two definitions then you are involved in research with human subjects: "Research" means a systematic investigation designed to develop or contribute to generalizable knowledge. "Human subject" means a living individual about whom an investigator conducting research obtains: 1.) data through intervention or interaction with the individual, or 2.) identifiable private information.

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  • Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)- The IACUC provides oversight and assistance in ensuring compliance to all laws, regulations, and policies governing the care and use of research and teaching animals.

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Last Modified 2/16/21