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):


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.
***For changes to your IDEATE user profile, please email

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:

GC HRPP Staff Contact Information:
Marianna Azar, Graduate Center Human Research Protection Program Manager.
Phone: 212-817-7525. Email:

Seth Schimmel, Graduate Center Human Research Protection Program Assistant.
Phone: 212-817-7532 Email:

GC HRPP College Assistant I
Phone: 212-817-7527 Email:

GC HRPP College Assistant II
Phone: 212-817-7531 Email:

***Please include your IDEATE protocol number in all correspondence.
Office Hours: By Appointment Only.

Dissertation Proposal Human Subjects Research Clearance Form

Important Annoucement:

Dear Members of the CUNY Research Community,

Effective October 3, 2016, the Dissertation Proposal Human Subjects Research Clearance Form requirement has been eliminated. Submission of the Clearance Form is no longer required. All forms submitted to date have been processed.

The Human Participants hold has been lifted from all student Banner accounts and this requirement will no longer impact advancement to candidacy or graduation.

All human subjects research still requires prior HRPP/IRB review and approval. For guidance on when CUNY HRPP/IRB review is required, visit this site

For more information about CUNY HRPP/IRB, visit this site.

If you have any questions, please contact Marianna Azar, the Graduate Center HRPP Coordinator (