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.

Conflict of Interest (COI)

Works to ensure that all identified individual and institutional conflicts of interest are appropriately managed, reduced, or eliminated.

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 WAL 310
Beth Hathaway Applications Developer (352) 273-2211 WAL 311
Cheryl Bearden IT Expert (352) 392-6938 WAL 313
Jason Casiano IT Expert (352) 392-6938 WAL 322
Monya Dunlap IT Expert (352) 392-6938 WAL 312
Jason Gomez IT Expert (352) 273-9611 SBB 130
Kevin Harris IT Expert (352) 392-6938 WAL 308
Barbara Lindsey IT Expert (352) 273-9610 SBB 130
Gerri Marder IT Expert (352) 392-6938 WAL 318
Jordan Edwards IT Specialist (352) 273-8592 SBB 121
Chris Dunn Computer Support Analyst (352) 392-6938 WAL 323
Maurice Sarns Senior Computer Support Specialist (352) 392-0284 WAL 320

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 & COI Administrator
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