Electronic Thesis & Dissertation
Many ETDs focus on research studies involving human subjects and/or animal subjects. In nearly all cases, students should have worked with the Institutional Review Board (or the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee for animal subjects) for review, determination, or exemption. You must include their determination/exemption letter within the appendix. This ensures that readers are able to see that the study was reviewed.
The Office of Graduate Studies does not oversee this process, so students should visit the Research Integrity & Compliance website for additional information.