West Chester University

Gautam Pillay, Ph.D.
Associate Vice President
628 S. High Street
Filano Hall, Room 205
Fax: 610-436-2689

Forms and Policies


Internal Grant Cover Sheet

Human Subject Committee (HSC) Application Package (approved 2009, revised 2010)

Financial Conflict of Interest

Outside intent Sub Award

NSF Biosketch template

NSF Current and pending support template

No Cost Extension

Effort Reporting


PASSHE Policy 2012-01: Conflict of Interest

WCU Policy for Management of Conflicts of Interest

Responsible Conduct of Research Policy

Guidelines for Authorship

Indirect Cost Allocation

PASSHE Compensation Policy

Institutional Review Board/IRB

Institutional Review Board/Human Subjects Committee



If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the chair of the Human Subjects Committee, Paul Smith. Thank you.


 The HSC reviews all projects involving human subjects conducted by individuals affiliated with West Chester University to confirm that subject's rights, privacy, welfare, and civil liberties are protected. The HSC is responsible to the Federal Government (45CFR46 (PDF)) for determining whether research protocols qualify for exemption this document. The HSC does not evaluate the study's design or evaluate its potential contribution.

Human Subject Committee (HSC) Policies and Procedures (PDF) (Approved 2009)

HSC Guidelines (Word Document Download)  (Revised 2010)

Human Subject Committee (HSC) Application Package (download) (approved 2009, revised 2010)

Exemption Policy for research involving human subjects

Expedited Review policy for human subjects

Procedure for Requesting a Continuation (Renewal) or Revision for your Active Protocol

HSC Video Tape Recording and Photography Release (PDF)

HSC IRB Policy Regarding Oral History Interviewing (PDF)

Animal Care and Use Committee

Chair: Dr. Aaron Rundus; Deparmtent of Psychology (x3151)

Animal Care and Use (IACUC)

Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular

OMB Circular A21

OMB Circular A110

OMB Circular A133