Human Research Protection (HRP) is responsible for providing administrative and regulatory support to the Drexel University Institutional Review Boards (IRB) and the University's Human Research Protection Program. HRP provides guidance on the responsible conduct of human research to Drexel's IRB members, faculty, investigators and their research assistants. HRP guidance documents and forms ensure compliance to local, state and federal regulations.
As Drexel University investigator and research staff member working on a human subject's study, you are expected to follow the federal, state and university policies regarding the protection of human subjects. The operations manual outlines Drexel's policies and procedures in detail.
On Wednesday, January 17, 2018, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued an Interim Final Rule delaying the implementation of the final revisions to the Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects (a.k.a. the "Common Rule") until July 19, 2018. National Institutes of Health (NIH) policy changes (e.g., single IRB of Record) remained on schedule and went into effect as of January 25, 2018.
Review details of the Impact of Final Rule Delay for Drexel University [DOCX].
The Human Research Protection Office is available to present educational sessions for faculty, professional staff, research teams and students. Each session is tailored to the needs of the audience. Contact email@example.com to schedule a session.