Rules for DEC Forms:
Every student conducting a research study involving human subjects must complete the forms entitled "DEC (Departmental Ethics Committee) Registration Form" and the "DEC Summary Protocol Form". The student needs to submit a copy of the two forms and additional relevant material to one of the members of the DEC, which presently comprises Dr. Kevin Gould and Dr. Ted Rutland. DEC approval is required before the research involving human subjects can begin. Students should expect that it will take at least one week to receive a response from the DEC. If students whose research did not originally anticipate involving human subjects change their research plans to then involve human subjects, they are required to complete and submit the forms.