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IRB Human Research Protection Program


Human Research Protection Program

The Southern Connecticut State University (SCSU), Human Research Protection Program (HRPP) is responsible for safeguarding the rights and welfare of human participants in research. The HRPP subscribes to the basic ethical principles for the protection of human participants in research that underlie The Nuremberg Codes, The Helsinki Declaration, and The Belmont Report, and adheres to federal regulations published in The Federal Register, codified at Title 45 part 46, and to the information in the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Office for Protection of Research Risks (OPRR), 1993, edition of Protecting Human Research Subjects: Institutional Review Board Guidebook. These documents may be found on reserve in the Buley Library.

The HRPP's purview extends to: (1) all human research conducted by SCSU faculty, students, staff, or others who wish to conduct research under the auspices of SCSU; (2) all human research conducted on the SCSU campus or in cooperation with other research agencies and sites, regardless of whether the project is funded externally, internally or receives no funding support. Further, the HRPP is responsible for: (1) advancing a campus wide Culture of Compliance with federal human research protection regulations through education, training, records maintenance, and resource management; and, (2) maintaining and supporting an Institutional Review Board (IRB) which assures all SCSU human research conforms to mandated participant protections.


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