Human Subjects Protection Program (HSPP)

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The mission of the Human Subjects Protection Program (HSPP) is to support the University's research enterprise by ensuring the protection of individuals who participate in research; ensuring compliance with all pertinent federal and state laws and regulations; fostering the ethical conduct of human subjects research; and providing education and other services to the University's researchers regarding regulatory requirements and best practices. The HSPP contains three IRBs and a Quality Assurance and Development Unit.

Human Subjects Protection Program (HSPP)
  1. Rutgers Health Sciences IRB-New Brunswick/Piscataway
  2. Rutgers Health Sciences IRB-Newark
  3. Rutgers Arts & Sciences IRB

Which IRB Should I Use?

  • HealthSci IRB Document Updated: The Adult Consent Form was updated on 5/20/2016 to include an additional line to the signature line box stating “I agree to take part in this research study". This form may be found on the HealthSci Forms webpage.
  • The recording of the Eileen Duffy RPh Memorial Lecture from Tue 5/3/2016 will be posted soon. (Read More)
  • Rutgers recently subscribed to the GrantForward Funding Opportunity Search and Recommendation Service, and it is now available to all faculty and staff. A high-quality tool with a user-friendly interface and a reasonable cost, this service will be replacing PIVOT, which will no longer be available as of June 30, 2016. GrantForward helps you find grant opportunities that suit your research needs with a database of grants from over 12,000 sponsors that is updated daily. (Read More)                                                                                                 
The IRB process is based on the rules and regulations of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Department of Health and Human Services (specifically Office for Human Research Protections) which require an IRB to approve, require modifications in planned research prior to approval, or disapprove research.

IRB Submission Process (Steps 1-5)

  1. Confirm if Your Study Meets The Definition of Human Subject Research
  2. Complete CITI Human Subject Protection Training
  3. Select Your Review Type Based On Your Study's Risk Level
  4. Submit Your Study/Project For IRB Review
  5. Review The IRB Approval Process

After Initial IRB Approval