Research projects in which students and staff are invited to participate as subjects, whether for survey or scholarly research, must be approved in advance by Academic Services and in some cases, the Committee on the Use of Human Subjects in Research. The Extension School ensures that students and staff are not subject to research procedures that are inappropriate, require excessive time commitments, interfere with the educational process, or violate Extension School and University policies. Students should contact Academic Services (617) 495-0977 no later than two months before they begin their research for more information.