The Division of Research Operations & Services (DROS) mission is to facilitate research within applicable regulatory requirements. DROS collaborates with our faculty, staff, students, and other units around campus to not only ensure compliance but to also streamline/simplify required processes and improve efficiency. DROS affiliated programs/units include:
Protects and promotes the welfare of human research participants by reviewing and approving all human subject research.
Works to ensure that all identified individual and institutional conflicts of interest are appropriately managed, reduced, or eliminated.
Charged with oversight of all animal use to ensure compliance with national policies protecting the welfare of laboratory animals
A comprehensive university-wide program committed to ensuring the rights and welfare of human research subjects are protected through a collaborative effort of Institutional leaders and compliance offices.
Establish, monitor, and enforce policies and procedures for work with biohazardous materials
Provides support services and facilitated access to scientific technology to enhance all aspects of molecular life sciences at UF.
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A one-stop shop for all your research-related needs at the university.
Drill down your personalized training requirements and opportunities.
This section provides important links to all forms used internally by DROS. If you have questions about the forms or need assistance with completing, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Forms can be completed on the website or printed and emailed to email@example.com
Description: This form is used if you are not affiliated with UF but wish to recruit UF faculty, staff, or students as human research subjects or wish to utilize UF facilities/property to conduct human subjects research.
Click here: Unaffiliated Research Request Form
Description: This form is used if you are conducting or plan to conduct human subject research that involves subjects (including tissue or data) in foreign countries. Please Note: This for will be assessed after you submit your study to the IRB.
Click Here: International Research Involving Human Subjects Form
Information Services, under the purview of the Division of Research Operations & Services provides the Office of Research with IT infrastructure and hardware, custom applications, and desktop support.
Research Operations & Services
University of Florida
219 Grinter Hall
PO Box 115500
Gainesville, FL 32611-5500