Division of Research Operations & Services

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The Division of Research Operations & Services (DROS) mission is to facilitate research within applicable regulatory requirements.  DROS collaborates with our faculty, staff, students, and other units around campus to not only ensure compliance but to also streamline/simplify required processes and improve efficiency. DROS affiliated programs/units include:

Institutional Review Boards(IRB)

Protects and promotes the welfare of human research participants by reviewing and approving all human subject research.

Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)

Charged with oversight of all animal use to ensure compliance with national policies protecting the welfare of laboratory animals

Human Research Protection Program (HRPP)

A comprehensive university-wide program committed to ensuring the rights and welfare of human research subjects are protected through a collaborative effort of Institutional leaders and compliance offices.

Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC)

Establish, monitor, and enforce policies and procedures for work with biohazardous materials

Interdisciplinary Center for Biotechnology Research (ICBR)

Provides support services and facilitated access to scientific technology to enhance all aspects of molecular life sciences at UF.

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DROS Forms

This section provides important links to all forms used internally by DROS. If you have questions about the forms or need assistance with completing, please email operations@research.ufl.edu. Forms can be completed on the website or printed and emailed to operations@research.ufl.edu

Unaffiliated Research Request

Description: This form is used if you are not affiliated with UF but wish to recruit UF faculty, staff, or students as human research subjects or wish to utilize UF facilities/property to conduct human subjects research.

Click here: Unaffiliated Research Request Form

International Research Involving Human Subjects Request

Description: This form is used if you are conducting or plan to conduct human subject research that involves subjects (including tissue or data) in foreign countries. Please Note: This for will be assessed after you submit your study to the IRB.

Click Here: International Research Involving Human Subjects Form

Information Services

Information Services, under the purview of the Division of Research Operations & Services provides the Office of Research with IT infrastructure and hardware, custom applications, and desktop support.

Information Services Contacts

Name Position Phone Number Office Number
Nick Dunham Director, Information Services (352) 273-0275 Ayers 538
Monya Dunlap IT Professional I (352) 273-0293 Ayers 554
Cheryl Bearden Application Developer Analyst III (352) 273-0283 Ayers 529
Jason Casiano Systems Admin/Programmer II (352) 273-0280 Ayers 518
Chris Dunn IT Support Supervisor (352) 392-6938 WAL 323
Jordan Edwards IT Analyst II (352) 273-1606 SBB 121
Jason Gomez IT Professional II (352) 273-9611 Ayers 546
Beth Hathaway Application Developer Analyst (352) 273-2211 Ayers 540
Moises Henriquez Application Developer Analyst II (352) 392-6938 Ayers 534
Mun Ng IT Analyst II (352) 273-0285 Ayers 532
Tommy Rush Application Developer III (352) 392-8764 Ayers 536
Maurice Sarns Senior Computer Support Specialist (352) 273-0284 Ayers 524
Joshua Spurgin End User Computing Specialist II (352) 294-1688 WAL 321
Michael Underwood End User Computing Specialist II (352) 273-2212 Walker 319
Geoffrey Wark IT Analyst II (352) 294-5027 Ayers 542

Contact Info

Staff Directory

Name Position Phone Number Office Number
Michael Mahoney Director
Research Operation & Services
(352) 392-2744 GRI 458
Mike Scian Assistant Director 
Research Operations & Services
(352) 846-3533 GRI 460B
Gailine McCaslin Project Manager & HRPP Coordinator
Research Operations & Services
(352) 273-3407 GRI 460A
Cynthia Holmes Administrative Assistant (352) 392-1587 GRI 460

Mailing Address

Research Operations & Services
University of Florida
219 Grinter Hall
PO Box 115500
Gainesville, FL 32611-5500
Email: Operations@research.ufl.edu