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Update: Guide to Human Subjects Research F2F 07072020

Research Pause for Certain Human Subjects Research Studies Updated 3-27-20

We foster research and scholarship across all disciplines.

San Diego State University is currently designated as a "research/high research" institution by the Carnegie Foundation and soon expects to be Doctoral/Research-Extensive. 

The Division of Research Affairs (DRA) is the central university office with oversight of research management, regulatory compliance, research assurances, and research promotion. The DRA is responsible for institutional approval of all grant proposals and contracts relating to sponsored research, instruction, and service agreements.

This site provides access to the research related services and guidance needed to fully support the SDSU research community in the advancement of knowledge and education. 

The Division of Research Affairs reviews, and if warranted, investigates concerns involving research with human subjects, care and use of animals, biological agents, and other research materials. These reports of potential non-compliance can be made by research and facility personnel or by public complainants.

This incident report is for research-related activity only. It is not to be used for complaints of sexual harassment or misconduct, personnel issues, work place violence, criminal activity etc. 

The Division of Research Affairs encourages the prompt reporting (within 24 hours) of concerns and incident reports. Allegations should be detailed, specific, and be accompanied by supporting documentation wehn possible. All concerns will be reviewed regardless of how they are received. Reports may be communicated anonymously by completion of the incident report on this page, by email, telephone, or in person. 

 Report by Telephone: 619-594-5938, The identity of the person(s) submitting the report will be kept strictly confidential.

  Report Filed in Person: Contact the Director of Research Affairs, Gateway Building Room 3519B, email: [email protected]. The identity of the person(s) submitting the report will be kept strictly confidential.

  Report Online: Click here to submit an Anonymous Incident Report.

  Non Retaliation: San Diego State University prohibits any retaliatory action against individuals who, in good faith, makes a call or written report regarding compliance, or cooperates with an investigation or corrective action.