Human Subjects Research Protection Program (HRPP)


The CUNY Human Research Protection Program (HRPP) is responsible for the protection of the rights and welfare of human subjects in research projects conducted at CUNY or by CUNY faculty, staff and students and RF CUNY staff. The program provides oversight, administrative support and educational training to ensure that CUNY research complies with federal and State regulations, university policy and the highest ethical standards. The CUNY HRPP comprises of 3 University Integrated Institutional Review Boards (IRBs); 2 convened and 1 expedited panel; and 21 on-site HRPP offices. For more information about the CUNY Human Research Protection Program, please click here. 

CUNY IRB review is required when ALL of the following criteria are met:

1. The investigator is conducting research or a clinical investigation;
2. The proposed research or clinical investigation involves human subjects; AND
3. CUNY is engaged in the research or clinical investigation involving human subjects.

Rebecca Banchik

Director of the Human Research Protection Program
The Graduate Center
Room 3300.28

Phone 212-817-7525