Human Participants (IRB), Animal Use and Safety Issues in Research

General Policy
Projects proposed by faculty, students, and administrators involving the use of humans or animals as participants in research must be submitted for special institutional review and approval. Generally, funding sponsors and agencies expect that this review process will be completed - and institutional approval obtained - prior to submission of a grant proposal. These reviews are intended to minimize discomforts and/or risks to the participants and to  assure that researchers comply with Federal regulations. Please be advised that all individuals submitting applications or interacting with human participants must obtain a certification demonstrating their knowledge of research ethics. Download the information on the certification exam below.

Human Participants
Projects that involve humans as research participants should be submitted for review and approval by the University's Institutional Review Board (IRB). Complete information regarding the University's policies and procedures on the use of humans as subjects can be obtained from the following documents:

Please see the University's Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee for more information on animal use.

Institutional Review Board (IRB)

Newman Hall, Room 106
718-990-1440
nitopim@stjohns.edu

Dr. Raymond DiGiuseppe
IRB Chair

Marie Nitopi, Ed.D.
IRB Coordinator