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 Nov. 1 HRPP Updates

IRB Holiday Submission/Review Schedule Information Read more.

RNI Updates:  The HRPP enacted changes to the RNI process in early July. Learn more.

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

HRPP Review Times: Although the goal of the recent unification of the University's IRB programs is to lessen the burden on investigators, the current time from submission to pre-review of a submission by an IRB Analyst is approximately 8 business days. 

Learn more about COVID-19 and human subjects research.


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Upcoming Events

Dec 14
2:00 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

Dec 20
1:30 PM

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