THE OFFICE OF HUMAN RESEARCH PROTECTION PROGRAM (HRPP)
In accordance with these ethical standards including those set by the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services, all research involving human subjects requires approval by The City University of New York's Institutional Review Board prior to the start of research projects.
In Fall 2011, CUNY's Office of Research Conduct at the direction of the Vice Chancellor for Research implemented a University-wide restructuring of its Human Research Protections Program to provide greater oversight and monitoring of research activities throughout the University. Under this structure, local campus IRBs were consolidated into five University Integrated Institutional Review Boards (UI-IRBS). HRPP Offices were established at the local level, and an HRPP Coordinator was appointed at each campus to oversee the program and manage research activities. The UI-IRBs are comprised of faculty members appointed from each campus who represent diverse expertise (e.g., scientists, nonscientists, prisoner representatives, etc.), as well as several community members.