Human Subjects Protections


The Human Research Protection Program (HRPP) at City College is a component of the overarching CUNY Program, and is committed to providing professional and administrative support to research staff and aid in navigating the Institutional Review Board (IRB) process from proposal planning to review, and eventual approval. The College's HRPP staff provide recordkeeping support, and has delegated authority to determine the initial appropriate level of review required for research proposals submitted.

Research involving human subjects must be reviewed prior to initiating, regardless of funding. Thesis projects also require determination of IRB review and must be forwarded to City College’s HRPP office.


All investigators, including student investigators and their advisors, who plan to conduct research with human subject participants, must complete the Human Subjects basic online training facilitated by Collaborative Training and Initiative Institue  (CITI).  Once completed, the training certificate will be valid for 3 years, before requiring an updated certificate by completing the CITI Refresher course. All research personnel valid certificates must be forwarded with the IRB proposal when submitting for review.

University policies on training in Human Subjects can be found 


Submitting for IRB Review

All submissions requiring IRB review or determination of review, must be submitted through the CUNY implemented IRB electronic management system, IDEATE.  You must use your CUNY Portal log-in / Citizen CUNY credentials to log-In to the system.  

To submit a new application for review, following logging into IDEATE, on the “Home Page”, please click on “Create New”, then “IRB Application” will appear, once clicked on, a series of application questions will follow, answer the questions, providing as much details as possible and upload all required documents. Once completed, click the “Submit” tab and your study will be forwarded to CCNY’s HRPP office for review.


If you need assistance with IRB issues, please contact:

Tricia Mayhew-Noel
Director, Research Compliance & Safety


Last Updated: 11/16/2015 13:22