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Human Subjects

The University of California, Santa Barbara is committed to the ethical principles for the protection of human subjects in research set forth in the Belmont Report of the National Commission for the Protection of Human Subjects of Biomedical and Behavioral Research and protections provided in 45 CFR Part 46. At UCSB, the Human Subjects Committee (HSC) serves as the Institutional Review Board (IRB) for reviewing research applications involving human subjects. The primary mission of the HSC is to ensure the protection of the rights and welfare of human subjects who participate in research conducted by university faculty, staff, and students.

Review and approval by the HSC is required before starting research involving human subjects. The HSC is charged with ensuring compliance with federal regulations, state and local laws, and UC policies.

Questions? Contact us at:

Email: or

Telephone: 805-893-3807 Fax: 805-893-2611

Mailing Information:

Human Subjects Coordinator

3227 Cheadle Hall, Office of Research University of California,

Santa Barbara Santa Barbara, CA 93106-2050

Campus mail code: MC 2050

For more information about the Committee and Human Subjects office, visit the About HSC page.

Human Subjects Training Requirements

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