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II. Communication with Department Chair/Division Chief

  1. Purpose
    The Chair/Chief is responsible for maintaining the teaching, clinical care, administration, and research roles of the Department/Division. He/she must balance of these activities with the existing faculty, staff, and financial resources of the Dept/Division. Therefore, he/she must be involved in any preliminary discussions regarding potential retrospective or prospective research investigations involving human subjects.


  2. Process
    The process of communication with the Chair/Chief applies to:
    • Investigator-initiated studies
    • Industry-sponsored studies
    • Graduate/pre-doctoral student-related studies
    • Multi-center studies

Regardless of the format of the study, the investigator must discuss the nature and extent of the potential investigation with his/her Department Chair. If the Chair is not available and/or the study requires initiation in a short period of time, the investigator should initiate discussion with his/her Division Chief.

Prior to this meeting, the pre-investigation form, Initial Research Proposal Form, must be filled out and sent to the Chair/Chief (Appendix 1) www.nyu.edu/dental/research/forms/index.html. Signature by the Chair/Chief indicates that the project has received preliminary administrative support. This signed form must accompany all NYUCD Routing forms (Appendix 2) www.nyu.edu/dental/research/forms/index.html. An approved form permits the investigator to proceed with designing the research protocol and budget.