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Have questions, suggestions, or concerns about research that involves human subjects? Use the IRB Staff Directory or

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News & Announcements



Rascal IRB 2.0


Enhanced Module

Coming May 31, 2015

Click here for more details

Preparing for IRB 2.0 - READ HERE

IRB 2.0 Site Map

Updated Schedule of Informational and Support Sessions



HRPO staff will be available on campus to assist you in answering questions and providing hands-on assistance with your Rascal submission

Location: Engineering Terrace Computer Lab Room 252

(Mudd – 2nd Floor)

Time:  12:30-1:30 pm


Dates: 5/22, 5/27     


Current list of CUMC IT certified systems:



Rascal IRB 2.0 Demo and Transition Tips – Plan Ahead!

Date: Thursday, May 21, 2015

Time: 4:00 – 5:00pm

Location: Hamilton 304

To register for this event:  https://calendar.columbia.edu/sundial/webapi/register.php?eventID=78378

Visit the Morningside IRB Office on Wednesday’s

from 1:00-3:00 without an appointment*

When: Any Wednesday

Where: Studebaker Building

615 West 131st Street, 3rd Floor

(Building entrance is on W. 132nd Street due to construction)

Time: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm


*Alternatively an appointment may be scheduled





Policy & Guidance Refresher


March 2015












Human Subjects Protection Training

Before a protocol will be approved by a CU IRB, the PI must review the Human Subjects Protection Training course and receive a passing score of 80 or greater on the relevant exams.  Research personnel other than the PI who have contact with subjects, contact with confidential study data, or are otherwise engaged in the research (i.e., key personnel) must also complete training in the protection of human subjects prior to participation in the research. 

Effective October 20, 2010, there is a requirement for refresher training to be completed every 3 years.  In addition, all research personnel who have previously completed the CUMC Good Clinical Practices Courses or the Morningside Human Subjects Training Course must complete the CITI Human Subjects Protection Training Program no later than March 31, 2011. 

For more information on the Human Subjects Protection training requirements, please see our FAQs



PGR Archive


Information for Research Subjects
  • Research at Columbia University
  • What is the IRB?
  • Should I Participate in Research?
About the HRPP / IRB
  • Purpose / Scope / Responsibilities
  • IRB Roster and Meeting Schedule
  • Quality Improvement Program
  • Compliance Oversight
  • Federalwide Assurance
Contact Us
 Submitting a Protocol
  • RASCAL Tutorial
  • Tips for Efficient Protocol Review
  • Resubmitting
  • Creating Consent Forms

Maintaining IRB Approval

  • Modifying a Protocol
  • Renewing a Protocol
  • Other Reporting Requirements

     -Adverse Events                                     

     -Protocol Deviations & Violations  
     -Interim Analysis / Safety Reports

  • Closing out a Project

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