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Research Compliance
Human Subjects Research

Office of Sponsored Programs
E230 Thompson Hall
State University of New York at Fredonia
Fredonia, NY 14063
Ph: (716) 673-3528

Research compliance including Human Subjects (red section)

Introduction to Human Subjects Research

» Human Subjects Training (PowerPoint)

Please note that a new Blanket Exemption of Class Research is now in effect.  Exempt Form Click Here


Go to the CITI Course at to complete SUNY Fredonia's required Human Subjects Training.

(CITI = Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative)

Dr. Richard Weist conducting research


The mission of the Fredonia Human Subjects Review Committee is to ensure that the rights, welfare, privacy and dignity of human subjects are adequately protected in research conducted by our faculty, staff, and students.

Protection of Human Subjects

Fredonia maintains that every member of the University community has the responsibility to ensure that research is conducted ethically and with rigorous compliance to standards and practices that will reassure public trust, safeguard the welfare of human subjects and promote scientific discovery. 

In 1974, Congress passed the National Research Act creating the National Commission for the Protection of Human Subjects of Biomedical and Behavioral Research.  The National Commission wrote the Ethical Principles and Guidelines for the Protection of Human Subjects of Research (commonly called the Belmont Report).  Investigators assume the ultimate ethical responsibility for their work with human subjects. 

The Fredonia Institutional Review Board (IRB) (called the Human Subjects Review Committee) is charged with reviewing proposed research involving human subjects to ensure the protection of those subjects and compliance with federal regulations.

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