Human Subjects Protection Program (HSPP)

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  • The Electronic IRB (eIRB) Submission Process Goes Live For All Remaining Rutgers Campuses (Newark, Camden And Greater New Brunswick) On Monday, October 30th 2017: Researchers on Livingston and Busch campuses have successfully implemented eIRB as of June 1, 2017. Researchers (professional or student) from any school on all Rutgers campuses submitting new human subject research projects to the IRB on and after Oct 30th 2017 will need to do so through eIRB (website: Effective October 30th 2017, paper submissions for new studies will no longer be accepted from researchers, who will instead need to use eIRB for new submissions. For amendments or continuing reviews of previously IRB-approved paper studies, continue submitting in paper until further notice. View Announcement

  • 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)
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.