About HRPP

human subject protection

Previously called the Human Subjects Committee - Lawrence Campus (HSC-L), the Human Research Protection Program (HRPP) protects those who volunteer to be participants in research studies. HRPP includes the administrative office and the Institutional Review Board (IRB) that reviews projects with greater than minimal risk. If you plan to use human participants in your research, you are required to receive permission from the IRB before the project begins. Research institutions are required to have an IRB before they may receive federal funding for behavioral and biomedical research.

HRPP's primary mission is to protect research participants' rights and privacy. In addition, it protects investigators from legal and ethical missteps and safeguards them from the repercussions of such missteps.

Schedule and Deadlines for Board Meetings

Only more than minimal risk studies and studies that do not fit criteria for an expedited review are reviewed by the full IRB at a meeting. The deadlines only apply to those studies. Minimal risk studies can be submitted to the IRB at any time. For questions regarding the risk-level of a study, contact the HRPP office.

Deadlines for IRB Submissions Meeting Dates
Friday, June 15, 2018 July 12, 2018
Monday, July 16, 2018 August 2, 2018
Wednesday, August 15, 2018 September 6, 2018
Monday, September 17, 2018 October 4, 2018
Monday, October 15, 2018 November 1, 2018
Thursday, November 15, 2018 December 6, 2018
Monday, December 17, 2018 January 3, 2019
Tuesday, January 15, 2019 February 7, 2019
Friday, February 15, 2019 March 7, 2019