The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs serves as the primary administrator of research compliance at Sam Houston State University. In order to meet the University's compliance standards in research ethics, you must complete training and your research proposal must pass institutional review. Increasing research at SHSU depends on the University maintaining the highest ethical standards in the conduct of research.

SHSU participates in the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI), which supports training and certification for professional researchers in research ethics education. Depending on the type of research that you intend to conduct, you may be required to take one or more CITI courses to satisfy SHSU compliance requirements. For more information about which courses you will need to take and how to register for training, please see the CITI Training section or contact Sharla Miles at 936.294.4875.

If your research involves human subjects in any way, please review the IRB section for the appropriate procedures. If your research involves animal subjects in any way, please review the IACUC section for the appropriate procedures.