FAQs

How do I obtain Ideate access?

Email ideate@cuny.edu the following information:
(1) Full Name
(2) CUNY campus and affiliation (faculty/adjunct faculty/full-time staff/post-doc student)
(3) CUNY email address
(4) CUNY PORTAL username (NOT CUNY FIRST)

When should I submit my research proposal to the HRPP?

Exempt or expedited review and approval: 30 - 45 days before you intend to start your research.

Convened/full IRB review (Greater than minimal risk research): at least 90 days before you intend to start your research.

Who are vulnerable populations in research?

Minors (children under 18 years of age), wards of the state, prisoners, fetuses, pregnant women or individuals that have a diminished mental capacity are considered vulnerable subjects. 

What are the CITI education requirements?

  1. Basic course: All key personnel involved in human subjects research must complete the CUNY-­‐required modules of the CITI on-­‐line training in the protection of human subjects (basic course) prior to IRB approval of a new or continuing review application, or an amendment application that requests addition of key personnel.
  2. Refresher Course: On-­‐line training certificates will be valid for three years. Key personnel are required to take the CITI training in the protection of human subjects (refresher course) every 3 years following completion of the basic course.
  3. Key personnel are defined as the Principal Investigator, co-­‐investigators and research personnel who interact directly with human subjects or who have access to private information related to human subjects during the course of a research project. Key personnel also include faculty sponsors /advisors who provide direct oversight of research with human subjects or research using private information about human subjects.

Who can act as the Principal Investigator (PI)?

  1. Full time CUNY faculty and staff and Research Foundation-CUNY staff
  2. Adjunct faculty
  3. Students and postdoctoral scholars (You must have a faculty member listed on the project as an advisor)

When is CUNY considered engaged in research?

CUNY is considered engaged in a particular human subjects research project when CUNY employees or agents obtain, for the purposes of the research project, (1) data about the subjects of the research through intervention or interaction with them; (2) identifiable private information about the subjects of the research; or (3) the informed consent of human subjects for the research.