Human Research Protection Program
The Human Research Protection Program (HRPP) at The New School is designed to assist and support its community of affiliated faculty, students, and staff in upholding the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct for the protection of human research participants, and meeting its regulatory and policy obligations in the least intrusive and minimally burdensome manner possible.
Outreach and Education Services
+ Office hours
Schedule time to talk with us about your proposed project involving humans.
Invite us to present an overview of our program in your classroom or at a department meeting.
Register to attend a class in which you can learn about the Belmont Report principles, practical details on submitting IRB protocols, discussion about ethically complex scenarios, and information on changes to federal regulations. This optional class provides a convenient way to meet the HRPP certification requirements, but it is not the only way.
The following online courses that lead to a certificate are available at any time:
- Clinical Research Training from the NIH. It covers ethical issues in human subjects research and is focused on biomedical research.
- Research Ethics Online Training from The Global Health Network. It was adapted with permission from the World Health Organization (WHO) training. The information is for an international audience.
- Research Ethics Training Curriculum from Family Health International (FHI). It is focused on universal ethical standards in international research involving human participants.
- The Ethical Use and Treatment of Human Subjects in Research from the University of New Hampshire (UNH). It includes a comprehensive human subjects research component. Some of the information is UNH-specific.
Policy and Guidance Documents
- Exempt or Limited IRB Review (for new low risk research)
- Subcommittee or Convened IRB Review (for new minimal risk or greater than minimal risk research)
- Modification Request (for any changes to all existing research)
- Continuing Review Request (for renewal of minimal risk or greater than minimal risk research)
- Study Closure (for all completed research)
- Recruitment (for email, phone, or posting)
- Web-based informed consent (for online consent, with minimal-risk studies)
- Oral informed consent (for verbal consent, with minimal-risk studies)
- Documented informed consent (required for studies that pose greater than minimal risk)
- Data bank/repository consent (for storage and future use of information/samples)
- Parental permission (for a child to be enrolled in research)
- Child assent (for a child to agree to participate in research)
- Course Related Student Projects
- IRB Review Requirements
- Criteria for IRB Approval
- Changes to Active IRB Protocols
- International Research
- Bank or Repository
- Secondary Research
- Sharing Data
- Internet Research
- Unanticipated Problems and Noncompliance
- Cooperative Research
- Subject Pool Participants
- Raffles and Games of Chance
IRB Member Resources
- Low risk research
Minimal or greater than minimal risk research
- The Belmont Report: Ethical Principles and Guidelines for the Protection of Human Subjects of Research
- Code of Federal Regulations: Title 45 Part 46 (45 CFR 46) for Protection of Human Research Subjects
- HRPP Policies
Office of Research Support
79 Fifth Avenue, 17th Floor
New York, NY 10003
HRPP certification for training in human research protection is needed for:
- Faculty working on federally regulated human subjects research before they receive external funding (e.g., NIH, NSF).
- All students working on federally regulated human subjects research regardless of funding.
The HRPP policy and guidance documents define the scope and purview of the HRPP and Institutional Review Board (IRB). These are living documents that are updated as needed to ensure institutional compliance with applicable regulations. Peruse all available documents for information about researcher responsibilities, project applicability, submission requirements, review process, and reporting of unanticipated problems or noncompliance.
The IRB, as one part of the HRPP, reviews low risk, minimal risk, and greater than minimal risk human subjects research conducted by New School faculty, staff, and students.