Human Subjects Research/IRB/HRPP

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Pre-review of protocols may take up to 3 weeks. Protocols are reviewed in the order that they are received.

The Graduate Center Human Research Protection Program (HRPP):

Contact Information:
The Graduate Center Human Research Protection Program (HRPP) Office
365 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10016

For general inquiries, IDEATE questions, or to schedule an appointment:       or
                                                                                                                                          212-817-7527                           212-817-7531  

For questions regarding human subjects research, please contact the GC HRPP Coordinator, Marianna Azar, by emailing or by calling 212-817-7525
Office Hours: By Appointment Only. Walk-ins will not be accomodated.


CUNY HRPP Policies and Procedures:

All human subjects research protocols must be submitted through IDEATE.
***For instruction in getting started in IDEATE as well as general troubleshooting tips, please click here.
CITI Training:
All protocol personnel are required to complete the CITI Human Subjects Protection (HSR) training. Documentation of completed CITI training must be attached in the Attachments page of the IDEATE protocol submission for all study team members, including the faculty advisor. For further information, please see the CUNY HRPP CITI Training in the Protection of Human Subjects policy:
Student P.I.s:
CUNY students must submit their human subjects research protocol to the HRPP Office at the CUNY College with which their faculty advisor has his/her primary affiliation. Contact information for the HRPP Coordinator at each CUNY College is available here.
CUNY Research Agreements:

Still have questions?
Write us at  or, or call 212-817-7527 or 212-817-7531.  Please include your IDEATE protocol number in all correspondence.

Dissertation Proposal Human Subjects Research Clearance Form

Graduate Center Dissertation Proposal Human Subjects Research Clearance Form:
The Graduate Center requires all Ph.D., Au.D., D.M.A., and DNS students to complete and submit the Dissertation Proposal Human Subjects Research Clearance Form to the GC HRPP Coordinator upon advancement to Level 3, immediately following successful completion or defense of the dissertation proposal or qualifying examination(s), or equivalent. Students must submit this form with their dissertation proposal and methodology, and, if applicable, documentation of IRB review and approval, to the GC HRPP Coordinator after their dissertation topic and methodology are approved by their dissertation committee and before the start of any research procedures.

For all inquiries regarding this requirement, please email or call 212-817-7205. 
To download the Clearance Form FAQ, please click here.

To download the Clearance Form, please click here.