Office of Clinical Research (OCR)

Scope of Practice for Research Personnel

Note: See also the Training Requirements
Step 1.
Download the RScOP form and save on your computer desktop.
Step 2.
Complete the form and email the PDF file to
Step 3.
The signature page (page 4) will be inserted by OCR and routed through DocuSign for signatures to the emails provided on page 1 of the form.
Step 4.
When the DocuSign email is received, review the form and sign/initial.
Step 5.
DocuSign will send the final copy. Save for your records.










Download the Research Scope of Practice form --> Scope of Practice form


  • RSCOP form is ONLY required for the following personnel, if they will be interacting or intervening with living individuals:
      • Students
      • Residents/Fellows
      • Non-licensed MDs
      • Other Non-licensed professionals/personnel
  • Required training should be completed before submission of RSCOP forms. Lack of required training may result in approval delays.
  • Refer to the HOP Policy 7.2.3 Research Scope of Practice for Study Personnel
  • Note:
    • The RSCOP form is not required for personnel conducting Exempt Research or Chart Review Studies.
    • The RScOP form is not required for licensed personnel who are conducting research activities within the limits of their license and approved clinical privileges.

  • Submit completed form to
  • Review the Frequently Asked Questions