Developing an understanding of ethical research conduct and regulations surrounding research with human participants is an important part of doctoral and masters training at the SPH, as well as integral to becoming a competent public health researcher. This page introduces students to the process of submitting an IRB application for HRPP/IRB review via IRB Manager, CUNY’s IRB-submission software. The guidance is organized into four parts:
- Part 1: Focuses on when HRPP/IRB review via IRB Manager is needed (not all projects constitute Human Subjects Research as defined by the federal regulations).
- Part 2: Addresses pre-IRB application submission steps and planning.
- Part 3: Covers submitting an IRB application in IRB Manager and the HRPP/IRB review cycle.
- Part 4: Provides post-approval tips for maintaining an IRB-compliant protocol.
The SPH HRPP Office is available to assist you throughout this process. Please contact us with human subjects research-related questions and concerns.