Yale University’s Human Research Protection Program (HRPP) maintains Institutional Review Boards (IRBs) to provide the ethical review and oversight of its human research endeavors. The IRBs have the authority to grant exemption from review, approve, disapprove, require modification in research protocols and monitor research to ensure that the rights and welfare of research participants are adequately protected.
Yale’s HRRP recognizes that federal guidance and societal thinking related to the protection of human research participants continues to evolve. Therefore, IRB members and staff should use this site to obtain the information necessary to stay current with federal requirements and Yale policy. Checklists, reference materials, educational offerings and other information is provided to ensure that IRB members and staff are equipped to fulfill their obligations in the participation or support of these critical IRB review functions.
September 2012: Conflict of Interest in Research
October 2012: HRPP Compliance
November 2012: Children's Findings
January 2013: Congruency
February 2013: Presenting a Protocol