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Information for Principal Investigators and Chairs/Directors

Please note that the training requirements for research volunteers were updated slightly September 5, 2018.

Carefully review the Guidelines for Research Volunteers​​​ document.

Principal investigator instructions

  • Once a research volunteer submits an application, you will receive an email with the application and instructions for signing the Research Volunteers Requirements document.
  • You will be notified when the research volunteer has cleared the background check and may begin research activities.

Chair/director instructions

  • After the research volunteer’s application is complete and signed by the principal investigator, you will receive an email with the application and relevant documents.
  • You will then be sent a prepopulated document to sign electronically.

Information on working with minors

If the research volunteer you are working with is under 18 years of age, there are several additional requirements, as listed below. Please visit Minors on Campus for more details.

  • A fingerprint background check within the last four years
  • Complete annual training available through BuckeyeLearn
  • Sign the Standards of Behavior for Employees/Volunteers document annually. This form is available on the Minors on Campus​ website.
 ​​​​Page last updated 09/05/2018​​​ ​​​​​​​​​