How to conduct animal and human subjects research

Joint IGERT Nanomedicine and CaNCURE Seminar

Research discoveries made in the laboratory or patient bedside must be validated for safety and efficacy before they can be implemented for widespread patient use.  It is important that such studies be performed ethically and humanely, while following both national and international guidelines.  This talk will introduce concepts important for designing, implementing, and monitoring research protocols involving human or animal subjects.

Sean M Sullivan is the Director of the Division of Laboratory Animal Medicine at Northeastern University. Northeastern University’s animal care and use program and housing facilities are fully accredited by AAALAC, International. AAALAC accreditation is the considered essential for animal care and use programs because it confirms that the institution’s program is of the highest quality and meets the standards set by the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals. Northeastern University is also an assured institution with the Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare and is registered by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).

Nan C Regina is the Director of Human Subject Research Protection (HSRP) at Northeastern University.  The office of HSRP is responsible for educating members of the university community about the ethical principles guiding human subject research, providing assistance to students, faculty and staff in obtaining approval for teaching and research activities under those guidelines, ensuring university-wide compliance with federal, state and university statutes and regulations relating to the protection of human subject, and providing central administration to the Northeastern University Institutional Review Board (IRB).

Time & Location: 123 Snell Library, 3:30pm, January 30