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SFA seeks to protect the welfare of every person who may be a subject of a research activity. The university complies with appropriate federal, state, and local laws, including regulations by the Department of Health and Human Services for the Protection of Human Subjects in Research (45 CFR Part 46, as amended). SFA follows the ethical principles regarding all research involving humans as subjects as set forth in the report of the National Commission for the Protection of Human Subjects of Biomedical and Behavioral Research, entitled Ethical Principles and Guidelines for the Protection of Human Subjects of Research (the "Belmont Report"), and in the Code of Federal Regulations.


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Application status

The IRB meets on the first Thursday of each month to review full applications. Full applications must be submitted at least five business days before the IRB meeting.

For questions related to an application, email Please direct other questions via email to Rebekah Raney at

Research Compliance

Rebekah Raney, Compliance Coordinator

P.O. Box 13024, SFA Station
Nacogdoches, Texas 75962

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