The Human Research Protection Program (HRPP)

The Human Research Protection Program (HRPP) is the IRB office for the entire University and provides support for all Penn State researchers, including those at the College of Medicine and Penn State Health.  

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HRPP News and Announcements   

New FWA Number: The Human Research Protection Program (HRPP) has moved to a single Federal Wide Assurance (FWA): research teams and administrators should update their records with the new FWA, which is needed for grant submissions and reliance agreements. Learn more.

CATS IRB was upgraded successfully on June 26, 2023. Users will notice changes to the interface along with other enhancements; read an overview of upgrade changes.

Need to speak with an IRB Analyst?  Schedule through Bookings.

Study teams are strongly encouraged to follow Best Practices for Conducting In-person Human Subjects Research.

Single IRB Fees: the HRPP is now charging fees to serve as the reviewing IRB for multi-center and cooperative projects that designate Penn State as the reviewing IRB. Learn more.

Getting Started

 

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Click here to complete the IRB feedback survey at /irb/feedback

 

Penn State faculty, staff, students, or affiliates who will conduct human subject research must complete the CITI online training course(s). Depending on the project and the study procedures, additional training courses may be required. For more information, see CITI certification

Upcoming Events

Tuesday
Feb 27
11:00 AM

The IRB Protocol Training provides step-by-step guidance on how to develop a protocol for submission to the IRB. This training focuses on... more

via zoom
Monday
Mar 04
10:00 AM

The CATS IRB Submission training gives an overview of how to navigate CATS IRB and the steps to complete an IRB submission.  This... more

via zoom
Wednesday
Mar 13
11:00 AM

This is a Research Coordinator Series Workshop that we are now pleased to offer to the entire Penn State research community! It is focused... more

via Zoom
Thursday
Mar 21
1:00 PM

The IRB Protocol Training provides step-by-step guidance on how to develop a protocol for submission to the IRB. This training focuses on... more

via zoom
Tuesday
Mar 26
3:00 PM

The CATS IRB Submission training gives an overview of how to navigate CATS IRB and the steps to complete an IRB submission.  This... more

via zoom
Friday
Apr 05
10:00 AM

The CATS IRB Submission training gives an overview of how to navigate CATS IRB and the steps to complete an IRB submission.  This... more

via zoom