Human Research Protection Program
**Due to sudden and unanticipated staffing changes, the HRPP is down from 5 staff to only two. The two remaining analysts will work diligently to move your protocol through the system, but please be advised that turn-around times will necessarily increase until we are once again fully staffed (approximately June). Thank you for your patience and understanding. **
San Diego State Universityís Human Research Protection Program is a comprehensive university-wide program that is committed to the advancement of research by ensuring the safe and ethical conduct of human participant research by all faculty, staff and students at our institution.
The Programís mission is to support and promote the protection of the rights and welfare of human subjects while also facilitating the conduct of human subjects research. We fulfill this mission through review and monitoring of human subjects research protocols, and through our broad education program for faculty, students and staff.
Institutional Review Board
The Institutional Review Board (IRB) is a faculty led committee which meets monthly to review research involving human subjects in order to ensure that all projects conform to federal and institutional regulations and policies.
The Human Research Protections Program is staffed with one administrative coordinator, and 4 analyst / educators. They are responsible for administrative [expedited and exempt] review of protocols, and handle the majority of protocol analysis and communication with investigators. They are also responsible for the Programís comprehensive educational offerings.
Presented here is a thumbnail sketch of the work of the HRPP. Please let us know if you have any questions
We are constantly trying to update this section with useful resources and links; please feel free to make any requests or submission to us.