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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: April 2024 Edition

April 23, 2024

Topics this month:

  • The HRP SharePoint Site is now LIVE
  • join us for next month's METS
  • Reminder: Sign up for the next quarterly training
  • Important  information regarding the "Universal Consent Protocol" #1302013582
  • HRP January 2024 On-Site education sessions are available
  • If you are using electronic health records
  • The Belmont Report anniversary

Read the full IRB Newsletter: April 2024 Edition

IRB Newsletter: December 2023 End-of-Year Edition

December 28, 2023

A special end-of-year message from the Human Research Protections office

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 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 IRB Newsletter: October 2023 Edition