Institutional Review Board

Human Research Protection Program

The Human Research Protection Program (HRPP) is university-wide and exists to protect the rights and welfare of human subjects recruited to participate in research activities. As part of the program, five University Integrated–Institutional Review Boards (UI-IRBs) have been created to carry out the activities required to ensure the protection of rights, privacy and welfare of all human participants in research as mandated by the federal, state, and institutional policies.

Each CUNY college, including Brooklyn College, has an HRPP Office to assist students, staff, and faculty in complying with the requirements of the program. Responsibilities of the HRPP Office include providing oversight, administrative support, and educational training.

CUNY policy requires that all research involving human subjects be reviewed and approved by the UI-IRB prior to initiation of the research. This requirement applies to all human subjects’ research conducted by students, staff, and faculty, on and off campus, regardless of the funding support, if any, for the project.

Research involving human subjects includes the collection of data about or from human subjects (including surveys / questionnaires) and the use of existing data (including specimens). Any changes to a project after Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval must be submitted for review and approval before implementation. Continuing review is also required at regular intervals for certain protocols.

Principal investigators and all other research team members are required to complete training in the protection of human subjects. CUNY will accept only the completion of Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI).

This training is a computer-based training program that can be completed at the user’s own pace. However, no individual may conduct human research without successfully completion of the training.

The CUNY Office of Research Integrity & Compliance  provides further information on the policies and procedures for the HRPP.

CUNY Data Retention Policy

The CUNY Office of Research Integrity & Compliance indicates the minimum length of time that college and University officials must retain records before the records may be disposed of legally. This schedule is meant both to ensure that records are retained as long as required for administrative, legal, and fiscal purposes, and to encourage the systematic disposal of records that are no longer needed.

HRPP Personnel at Brooklyn College

Twyla Tate, CIM
Research Compliance Manager
P: 718.951.5000, ext. 3829

Brooklyn. All in.