Academic Policies & Procedures

Graduate (All Students)

Graduate Student Research and Human Subjects

Indiana University requires that all research using human subjects be approved before the research begins. This requirement satisfies a number of federal, state, and institutional regulations, and more important, ensures protection of the rights and welfare of persons used in research. Every research proposal submitted by a student and/or faculty member must contain documentation that clearance has been obtained for the use of human subjects. No thesis or dissertation will be accepted for which such clearance has not been obtained. Forms and procedures for this purpose are available online at

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