Research Resources

Research Resources

Research Human Subject Testing

Federal regulations require that proposed research involving human subjects be reviewed and approved by the Institutional Review Board (IRB) prior to project initiation. The UMass Amherst Human Research Protection Office (HRPO) will help students determine if a research project meets the definition of human subject research, as well as assist students in navigating the IRB review process. 

Responsible Conduct of Research by Undergraduates

Adherence to the highest ethical and moral standards in the conduct of research and scholarly activity is the expectation for all members of the University of Massachusetts Amherst community. Honors students are encouraged to review and become familiar with the university’s policies regarding responsible conduct of research prior to establishing the outline for an honors thesis.