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?

  • ***UPDATED: The recording of the Eileen Duffy RPh Memorial Lecture from Tue 5/3/2016 has been posted. (Read More). Dr. Zarin's presentation "The Ethical and Scientific Importance of Clinical Trial Registration and Results Reporting" starts at the 14min mark of the video.
  • 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 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