Research with Human Subjects


Exempt research: We have introduced the new system for Haas-level review of exempt protocols for human subjects research. Suzanne Stone has been trained in CPHS procedures and are qualified to offer advice on preparing and submitting CPHS protocols.  In particular, their advice will be useful in helping researchers determine whether their research project might qualify for exempt status.  If your project is exempt, you do not need to submit consent forms or recruiting materials, and an exempt determination is good indefinitely - unless you change your project, you need not apply to renew your protocol. 

From now on, any protocol submitted via Berkeley’s eProtocol system from a Haas researcher as exempt will go to Suzanne Stone for review.  She encourages you to consult with her prior to submission so that she might be able to provide guidance that could smooth the review process and reduce the chances that a problem in your submission slows its approval: 


Project proposal form

Exempt protocol template


Non-exempt research: Non-exempt protocol template

Tips for Efficient Approval

Research wiki


For reference:

RPP Protocol #2010-11-2500 and RPP Guidelines for UGBA105


Participant Recruitment Template


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