Human Research Protection Program (HRPP) and Institutional Review Board (IRB)
The CUNY Human Research Protection Program (HRPP) is responsible for the protection of the rights and welfare of human subjects in research projects conducted at CUNY or by CUNY faculty, staff and students and RF CUNY staff. The program provides oversight, administrative support and educational training to ensure that CUNY research complies with federal and State regulations, University policy and the highest ethical standards.
All human subjects' research must be approved by the IRB before the data collection can start. PIs are responsible for submitting applications with enough lead time.
The following items should be considered:
Is the proposed project human subject's research?
Is the proposed project Exempt/Expedited/Full Review?
All PIs should do the Human subjects research training in Citi program.
All applications are submitted through Ideate
Please contact Dr. Shiang-Kwei Wang for username and password to access training materials for Ideate. Please click on the following link to create an IRB application.
Dr. Shiang-Kwei Wang, Dean of Research, IRB HRPP Coordinator
Export Control Regulations
When traveling abroad, taking certain items, providing certain services or meeting with certain people can present export control problems for CUNY faculty, staff, students and postdoctoral scholars ("CUNY affiliates").
Travel to most countries does not present an export control problem. Travel to some countries may present a problem that is easily addressed, provided we create and maintain records that show we found the travel to be exempt from the regulations. But when an export control license is required for travel, it is crucial that we obtain it prior to the trip. Violations of the export control laws carry severe civil and criminal penalties. Please review CUNY policies regarding Export Control when travel abroad.
At CUNY, we are committed to maintaining an open teaching and research environment that supports the global benefit of our academic and research endeavors. At the same time, we remain equally committed to complying with Export Control regulations pertaining to the conduct of our research and the dissemination of its products.
Dr. Shiang-Kwei Wang, Dean of Research, Export Control Officer