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"All research involving human subjects conducted in whole or in part by any individual acting on behalf of SVSU (e.g., full- or part-time employees, students, and volunteers) regardless of the physical location of the data collection, shall be submitted to the SVSU IRB for purposes  of oversight and compliance with this policy. This requirement is binding whether the research is externally funded or not and regardless of the source of any such funding." - SVSU IRB Policy & Procedures

In order to learn more about the SVSU IRB, please click on the following link:

All investigators conducting human-subjects research as well as IRB Members are required to complete appropriate training no less frequently than every three years. Such training can be accomplished in a number of differing ways. One way is through the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) hosted by University of Miami. The training is free; your access to the training is underwritten by SVSU. Investigators can register and access training at

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Interim Director Undergraduate Research

Dr. Brian Thomas
Office Hours: Wednesdays & Thursdays
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm or by appointment


Mailing Address:
Saginaw Valley State University
Undergraduate Research Program
7400 Bay Road, Wickes Hall 334
University Center, MI 48710
Visit Office:
Wickes Hall 314
Wickes Hall 334