Human Subjects Protection Program (HSPP)

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  • New GCP Course For Social Behavioral Researchers Added to CITI Training Website: To assist our Social Behavioral researchers in meeting the NIH mandate for GCP training for interventional studies, we have added the following to our CITI training menu: GCP – Social and Behavioral Research Best Practices for Clinical Research. (Read More)


  • ArtSci IRB Roll Out to eIRB System Begins June 1st: Roll out of eIRB to legacy Rutgers will be on a campus based schedule.  Researchers (professional or student) from any program on either the Busch or Livingston campus submitting human subject research projects to the IRB on or after June 1st will need to do so through the eIRB website: View Announcement
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 Institutional Review Board (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.
The HSPP contains three Institutional Review Boards (IRBs) and a Quality Assurance and Development Unit.