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.

"Hood Dandy" ensemble designed by Katiuscia Gregoire, BFA Fashion '17, photo by Stevens Añazco, BFA Photography '17.

"Hood Dandy" ensemble designed by Katiuscia Gregoire, BFA Fashion '17, photo by Stevens Añazco, BFA Photography '17.

Outreach and Education Services

+ Office hours

Sign up or drop-in to meet us between 1:00 and 3:00 p.m. on Wednesdays in Room A814 at Alvin Johnson/J. M. Kaplan Hall, 66 W 12th Street.

+ Consultation

Schedule time to talk with us about your proposed project involving humans.

+ Participate

+ Roadshow

Invite us to present an overview of our program in your classroom or at a department meeting.

+ Training

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:

Policy and Guidance Documents

+ Forms

These forms are only for existing protocols (submitted on or before 09/06/2019) that were approved or exempt under the previous (non-Cayuse IRB) process.

+ Templates

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.

IRB Member Resources

Contact Us

Office of Research Support

79 Fifth Avenue, 17th Floor

New York, NY 10003


The HRPP is excited to announce that we launched a new cloud-based IRB submission and routing system called Cayuse IRB.

+ About Cayuse IRB

+ Cayuse IRB DIY

+ Cayuse IRB Practice

  • Register for a workshop to learn about the system.

+ Cayuse IRB Transition

  • Check our our plan for phasing out of Word-doc forms and checklists.

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.

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.