Human Subjects

The Office of Research Integrity – Human Subjects seeks to safeguard the rights and welfare of human subjects involved in research conducted by UNLV faculty, staff, and students. The office assists and supports the UNLV Institutional Review Boards (both the Social/Behavioral Sciences and Biomedical Sciences IRBs) in their efforts to:

  • Ensure that subjects are adequately informed of the nature of the study.
  • Ensure that subjects’ participation is voluntary.
  • Ensure that the benefits of a study outweigh its risks.
  • Ensure that the risks and benefits of the study are evenly distributed among the possible subject populations.
  • Suspend and report human subjects research activity that violates regulations, policies, procedures, or an approved protocol.

The UNLV Human Research Protection Program (HRPP) has been awarded full Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs (AAHRPP) accreditation. AAHRPP promotes high-quality, ethically sound research through an accreditation process that helps organizations worldwide strengthen their HRPP. AAHRPP uses a voluntary, peer-driven, educational model to ensure that HRPPs meet rigorous standards for quality and protection. AAHRPP accreditation offers assurances - to research participants, researchers, sponsors, government regulators, and the general public - that an HRPP is focused first and foremost on excellence.

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 Mailing Address

Office of Research Integrity
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Box 451047
4505 S. Maryland Pkwy.
Las Vegas, NV 89154-1047



  • 702-895-0805


 Campus Location

 Office Hours

  • Monday-Friday: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.


Cindy Lee-Tataseo

Director, Office of Research Integrity - Human Subjects
Office: FDH 326
Mail Code: 1047
Phone: 702-895-2794

Dax Miller

Senior Human Research Administrator
Office: FDH 327
Mail Code: 1047
Phone: 702-895-2039

Joy Ramiro

Human Research Administrator
Office: FDH 328
Mail Code: 1047
Phone: 702-895-2794

Meg Rayner-Thomas

Human Research Coordinator
Office: FDH 325
Mail Code: 1047
Phone: 702-895-2794

Jen Sanchez

Program Coordinator
Office: FDH 320
Phone: 702-895-2794