Information for Research Subjects

All UNLV research involving human subjects undergoes rigorous review prior to the start of any project. Participants in these projects should see the overview of the review process to learn more about research involving human subjects.

Ethical principles underlying research with humans were established in the Belmont Report. Three basic principles from the Belmont Report – respect for persons, beneficence, and justice – guide human subjects research at UNLV and other research organizations.

As a participant in a research project, you have rights that must be respected by the research team. These rights include:

  • The right to have the purpose of the research and all the procedures explained to you ahead of time
  • The right to be treated with respect
  • The right to have the risks and benefits of participation explained to you
  • Freedom to withdraw from participation in a study at any time without penalty
  • The right to consent or decline to participate. You must have the time to ask questions and be told who to contact if you have any further questions.
  • The right to a copy of the consent after you sign it
  • If appropriate, the right to be informed of any alternative procedures available and the relative risks and benefits of these alternatives
  • If appropriate, the right to be informed about medical treatment available if complications should arise as a result of the study


Lori Olafson

Associate Vice President for Research
Office: FDH 321
Mail Code: 1087
Phone: 702-895-5948

Cindy Lee-Tataseo

Sr. Human Research Administrator
Office: FDH 326
Mail Code: 1047
Phone: 702-895-2794

Dax Miller

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

Dawn Lantero, Ph.D.

Assistant Director
Office: FDH 325
Mail Code: 1047
Phone: 702-895-4008

Carisa Shaffer

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