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The Office of Research employs the online TOPAZ Technology system for the protocol submission, review and approval processes for the Committee for the Protection of Human Subjects (CPHS) and for the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC). Therefore, all faculty, staff and students who are currently, or are planning to use animals or human subjects must log on to submit their applications to the respective committee. The Office of Research communicates the decision of all research compliance committees to the investigator via the TOPAZ system, hard copy and/or e-mail. For inquiries about TOPAZ or to request access, contact Ms. Rhonni E. Dixon, Project Coordinator, at, or at 713-313-4301.

Below are pertinent links and documents relating to TOPAZ.

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