Texas A&M University-Kingsville

Research Compliance Guide

All investigators conducting funded or unfunded research at Texas A&M University-Kingsville  must have approval for conducting research that involves human subjects, animals, recombinant DNA, transgenic organisms, pests and pathogens.  All research projects/proposals must submit a Project Hazard Assessment. Please answer the following questions to determine which forms you should submit for review and approval:

Does your research entail the use of animals?

  1. Prepare and submit the TAMUK Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee Form.
  2. Prepare and submit the TAMUK Project Hazard Assessment Form.
  3. If your research also uses or risks exposure to recombinant DNA, molecular biological techniques, pathogens (plant-, human-, animal-specific or zoonotic), transgenic or transformed organisms or biological toxins then you must also prepare and submit the TAMUK Institutional Biosafety Committee Form.
  4. If your research also uses human subjects then you must also prepare and submit the TAMUK Institutional Review Board Form.

Does your research entail the use of recombinant DNA, molecular biological techniques, pathogens (plant-, human-, animal-specific or zoonotic), transgenic or transformed organisms or biological toxins?

  1. Prepare and submit the TAMUK Institutional Biosafety Committee Form.
  2. Prepare and submit the TAMUK Project Hazard Assessment Form.
  3. If your research also uses human body fluids and requires the acquisition of these fluids from human subjects then you must also prepare and submit the TAMUK Institutional Review Board Form.
  4. If your research also uses animals then you must also prepare and submit the TAMUK Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee Form.

Does your research only entail the use of chemicals?

  1. Prepare and submit the TAMUK Project Hazard Assessment Form.
  2. If your research also uses or risks exposure to recombinant DNA, molecular biological techniques, pathogens (plant-, human-, animal-specific or zoonotic), transgenic or transformed organisms or biological toxins then you must also prepare and submit the TAMUK Institutional Biosafety Committee Form.
  3. If your research also uses human body fluids and requires the acquisition of these fluids from human subjects then you must also prepare and submit the TAMUK Institutional Review Board Form.
  4. If your research also uses animals then you must also prepare and submit the TAMUK Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee Form.

Does your research entail the use of human subjects (survey-based research and direct experimentation on humans)?

  1. Prepare and submit the TAMUK Institutional Review Board Form
  2. Prepare and submit the TAMUK Project Hazard Assessment Form.
  3. If your research also uses recombinant DNA, molecular biological techniques, pathogens (plant-, human-, animal-specific or zoonotic), transgenic or transformed organisms or biological toxins then you must also prepare and submit the TAMUK Institutional Biosafety Committee Form.
  4. If your research also uses animals then you must also prepare and submit the TAMUK Institutional Review Board Form.

This page was last updated on: February 17, 2012