"... to protect the rights and welfare of human research subjects at the
University of Rochester. To accomplish this, we review, approve the initiation of,
and conduct periodic review of research involving human subjects."
"To assist researchers in protecting the rights, welfare and safety of human subjects by providing educational opportunities and resources..."
Research Quality Improvement
- To assure the rights and well-being of human subjects participating in research are protected
- To educate researchers about how to improve study conduct
- To provide resources to the Research Community
Quick Reference Guides
Commonly-Used Abbreviations and Acronyms in
Research: This document identifies abbreviations and acronyms
commonly-used in research (blue text indicates that the
abbreviation/acronym is specific to the conduct of research at
the University of Rochester).
HRPP Quick Reference Guide: This guidance document provides an overview of the University's Human Research Protection Program. The document also identifies basic human subject research requirements, steps for getting human subject research started, and key research-related resources available within the University.
Criteria for IRB Approval Quick Reference Guide: This guidance document identifies factors taken into consideration by Institutional Review Boards (IRB) when evaluating submissions against the criteria defined by federal regulations for IRB approval.
Study Team Member Onboarding & Training Tool: This guide was created to facilitate onboarding and training of study team members engaged in human subject research. The tasks and training procedures identified in this document are provided as suggestion only. As appropriate, the contents should be modified per applicable institutional, departmental, and sponsor/funding agency requirements, as well as trainee roles and responsibilities. Generic examples of onboarding tools for research support staff are also available for individuals engaged in biomedical and social-behavioral research. (Please note, these documents are provided as an example only; the contents do not represent institutional requirements. Rather, they are provided to demonstrate how the Study Team Member Onboarding & Training Tool could be modified to suit an individual trainee’s needs).
- Informed Consent Observation Tool: This worksheet can be used to assess study team member proficiency in facilitating informed consent discussions for the purposes of training, performance evaluation and professional development. Addition guidance on how to utilize the document are included in the instructions.
HRPP Training Requirements Quick Reference Guide: This guidance document identifies and summarizes potential institutional training requirements, as they related to an individual’s role, sponsor/funding agency and/or the nature of the research being conducted.
OHSP Help Index: This searchable index provides a comprehensive list of resources available through the Office for Human Subject Protection, including policies, guidelines, training materials, and general informational/reference materials.
- Education & Training Framework
- Quick Reference Guides
- OHSP Help
- Professional Certification
- Listserv Signup