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Division of Research Operations & Services

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Nominations to Serve on the IACUC

Click here  to learn more about nominating a faculty member to serve on the IACUC Committee.  Nominations will be accepted 3/1/24 through 3/31/24.

2022 Improvement Working Groups

Click here to learn more about UF Research’s 2022 Improvement Working Groups findings and response plans.

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:

Animal Research Program

The University of Florida is dedicated to ensuring the humane and sensitive care and use of research and teaching animals.   Various stakeholders at UF contribute to the Animal Research Program, including UF Research, IACUC, ACS, EH&S, and others involved in the conduct of research.  New website coming soon!

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

Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC)

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

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 Review Boards(IRB)

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

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.

Research-Related Public Records Requests

UF Research Operations & Services assists the University with identifying and providing research-related records that are responsive to public records requests.

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Research Portal

A one-stop shop for all your research-related needs at the university. 

Automated Determination Tools

Effective 10/18/2022, UF Researchers can use our Automated Determination Tools to obtain approval to conduct nonhuman and exempt research, as well as non-medical quality improvement projects. 

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 Forms can be completed on the website or printed and emailed to

Unaffiliated Research Request

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.

View Unaffiliated Research Request Form

International Research Involving Human Subjects Request

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.

View International Research Involving Human Subjects Form

DROS Staff Directory

Name Position Phone Number Office Number
Michael Mahoney Director
Research Operation & Services
(352) 392-2744 Broad 106A
Cynthia Holmes Administrative Assistant (352) 392-1587 Broad 106

Mailing Address

Research Operations & Services
University of Florida
219 Grinter Hall
PO Box 115500
Gainesville, FL 32611-5500

Information Services Directory

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.

Name Position Phone Number Office Number
Nick Dunham Director, Information Services (352) 273-0275 Ayers 538
Jason Gomez Associate Director, Information Services (352) 273-9611 Ayers 546
Kevin Hanson Associate Director, Information Services (352) 273-0545 Ayers 520
Monya Dunlap IT Generalist II (352) 273-0293 Ayers 554
Jenny Rodriguez Application Database Administrator I (352)294-1590 Ayers 514
Che John Application Developer Analyst I (352) 392-8764 Ayers 534
Daniel Rocco Application Developer Analyst I (352) 294-2004 Ayers 548
Lisa Balsamo Application Developer Analyst II (352) 273-2158 Ayers 536
Cheryl Bearden Application Developer Analyst III (352) 273-0283 Ayers 516
Jason Casiano Systems Admin/Programmer II (352) 273-0280 Ayers 518
Ryan Copenhaver Application Developer Analyst III (352) 273-4977 Ayers 532
Chris Dunn IT Support Supervisor (352) 392-6938 WAL 323
Jordan Edwards Application Database Admin II (352) 273-1606 Ayers 527
Beth Hathaway Application Developer Analyst IV (352) 273-2211 Ayers 540
David Hranicky Application Developer Analyst I (352) 294-2095 Ayers 548
Maurice Sarns Senior Computer Support Specialist (352) 273-0284 Ayers 524
Matthew Pickett End User Computing Specialist II (352)392-6938 Walker 317
Tim Wyland End User Computing Specialist II (352) 392-6938 Walker 321
Alex Turner End User Computing Specialist I (352)392-6938 Walker 322
Geoffrey Wark Application Developer Analyst III (352) 294-5027 Ayers 542
Tien Le OPS Analytics Specialist NA NA