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Human Participants (IRB), Animal Use 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

Please Note: The NIH Protecting Human Research Participants training course will no longer be available after September 26, 2018. Please complete the course and/or print your certificate by this date. As of September 27, 2018, NIH will be unable to provide access to the course or certificate". The IRB will be looking into an alternative training and certification.

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 Note: The NIH Protecting Human Research Participants training course will no longer be available after September 26, 2018. Please complete the course and/or print your certificate by this date. As of September 27, 2018, NIH will be unable to provide access to the course or certificate". The IRB will be looking into an alternative training and certification.

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
[email protected]

Dr. Raymond DiGiuseppe
IRB Chair

Marie Nitopi, Ed.D.
IRB Coordinator