Human Subjects


UPDATE: HRP Consulting Group Report June 10-11, 2013

CMU has taken a pro-active approach in assessing its Human Research Protection Program (HRPP) in its entirety to ensure that the IRB is functioning at its highest potential and that the institution has a robust program that ensures the protection for the rights and welfare of research subjects, as well as the protection of institutional liability. HRP Consulting Group Inc. (HRP) was asked to conduct a program evaluation of its human research protection program. The results of this assessment are summarized in the HRP Report. CMU is committed to strengthening its HRPP and continues to work with HRP to address the recommendations made in the report.


UPDATE: Progress on the HRP Consulting Group Report as of April 2014

The actions taken to address the recommendations made in the HRP Consulting Group are summarized in the Progress on the HRP Report.


CITI is the electronic system through which CMU faculty, staff and students obtain training and certification for projects proposing the inclusion of human subjects.

To learn more about the membership of CMU's Institutional Review Board (IRB) and its policies and procedures, please review the following links:

IRBNet is the  electronic system through which faculty, staff, and students submit protocols and obtain IRB Committee approvals for human subjects research.

The following linked forms are pertinent to human subjects research and are provided for your convenience. All forms linked below can be found in the IRBNet library of forms. The application and related forms must be submitted on IRBNet for review. To understand which forms have relevance to your particular project, please contact ORSP.



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