Use of Human or Animal Subjects in Research

Any systematic investigation involving human participants which is designed to develop or contribute to generalizable knowledge must be reviewed and approved by the IRB (Institutional Review Board) for the Protection of Human Subjects in Research. Any use of vertebrate animals for either research or instructional purposes must be reviewed and approved by the IACUC (Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee) prior to initiation. This includes investigations conducted by faculty, students, staff or others on the premises of the University of Nebraska at Kearney as well as investigations conducted elsewhere by any representative of the University of Nebraska. This policy applies to both funded and non-funded research projects. For additional information, copies of the guidelines which govern committee decisions, and forms for filing requests for review, contact either Dr. Sharon Obasi, IRB Director, Warner Hall 2200, Dr. Joan Blauwkamp, Chair, IRB, COPH 220D, or Dr. Dustin Ranglack, Chair, IACUC, Bruner Hall 343.