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Human Research Protections

The office of Human Research Protections plays a vital role in advancing groundbreaking research at Weill Cornell Medicine while safeguarding the rights, welfare, and well-being of human research participants.  Collaborating closely with researchers, faculty, and institutional leadership, we provide comprehensive guidance and support throughout the research process.  From the initial design and submission of protocols to the rigorous evaluation of study risks and benefits, our combined expertise fosters a culture of responsible and accountable research practices.

In addition, we serve as a vital resource hub for our stakeholders, offering educational programs and trainings on research ethics, informed consent, and best practices.  Our aim is to empower research teams with the knowledge and tools necessary to navigate the complex regulatory landscape, promoting the highest level of professionalism and integrity in all research endeavors.

At the office of Human Research Protections, we embrace the dual role of guardian and catalyst. While we diligently protect the rights and well-being of research participants, we also strive to facilitate innovative and impactful research that has the potential to transform lives. By upholding the highest ethical standards, we contribute to the reputation and excellence of our institution and medical school as a leading center of discovery, compassionate care, and responsible scholarship.

IRB Newsletter: November 2023 Edition

November 16, 2023

Topics this month:

  • Join us for tomorrow's METS on Single IRB
  • Use the IRB Review Application outside of WRG-HS to save time
  • WCM employees have access to a wealth of courses on CITI
  • It's so easy to get in touch with us

Read the full PDF icon IRB Newsletter: November 2023 Edition

IRB Newsletter: October 2023 Edition

October 16, 2023

Topics this month:

  • Using Digital Health Interventions (DHI) in your research?
  • Engaging in a multi-site study requiring the use of a single IRB?
  • Registration is open for a special presentation by the MRCT Center
  • Conducting a clinical trial at WCM? The Data Safety and Monitoring Committee (DSMC) is here to help!
  • Single Patient IND: Expanding Access to Investigational Drugs
  • Do you have an IND (or an IDE)? Check out ReGARDD!        

Read the full PDF icon IRB Newsletter: October 2023 Edition

New Guidelines Available for Using Digital Health Interventions (DHI)

October 2, 2023

The Weill Cornell Medicine Compliance & Privacy Office has just released a new guidance document, "Using Digital Health Interventions Guidance," for WCM faculty.  You may access the document from their Privacy Policies/Guidance & Best Practices page.

IRB Newsletter: September 2023 Edition

September 15, 2023

Topics this month:

  • Our website is getting a makeover!
  • FDA Public Workshops: November 29-30, 2023
  • The FDA provides many resources to help researchers navigate the requirements
  • Missed a METS?
  • We offer consultation services

Read the full PDF icon IRB Newsletter: September 2023 Edition