Human Research Protection Program (HRPP) Office
The Institutional Review Board is a group that has been formally designated to approve, monitor, and review biomedical and behavioral research involving humans with the aim of protecting the rights and welfare of the subjects. An IRB performs critical oversight functions for research conducted on human subjects. IRBs are guided by the Belmont Report. IRBs are required for all institutions that receive federal funding, directly or indirectly. As of the Fall of 2011, CUNY began a reorganization of its oversight of human subject research activities. The IRBs throughout every CUNY campus, including Hunter College have been dissolved into 4 University-Integrated (UI) IRBs composed of faculty members from various departments, schools and centers of CUNY, as well as several community members.
TEL:(212) 650-3053 Email: email@example.com
Hunter College Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)
"Whenever an animal is in anyway forced into the service of man, everyone of us must be concerned with the sufferings it has to undergo." - Albert Schweitzer
Both federal and state regulations require the humane treatment of animals used in research and educational activities. Meeting these requirements is the function of the Hunter College Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee IACUC, the veterinarian, and the Manager of the Hunter College Animal Facility. Quality science requires quality animal care. The IACUC, the Hunter College veterinarian, and the facility manager work together with the researcher to ensure that animal experiments and educational activities are conducted in accordance with the highest scientific, humane, and ethical principles.
All studies involving the use of live animals must be approved by the IACUC. This applies to all vertebrate animals, even those that do not enter the animal facilities and those that may be sacrificed upon arrival. It also includes animal studies performed at other institutions by Hunter faculty and staff.
- Paul Feinstein, IACUC Chair
for questions about animal protocols
TEL: (212) 650-3169 Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
- Barbara Wolin, Facility Manager
for questions about animal housing and ordering
TEL:(212) 772-5228 Email: email@example.com
- Patricia Glennon, Hunter Veterinarian
for questions about animal health
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- Annmarie Rivera, Research Administration
for questions about protocols and forms
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Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC)
The Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) is responsible for reviewing and approving recombinant DNA research and aspects of projects involving biohazards and radiation. The committee sets containment levels in accordance with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) guidelines and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.
TEL: (212) 772-5260 Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
Responsible Conduct of Interest (RCR)
CUNY is committed to the responsible and ethical conduct of research. CUNY's RCR program and related resources can be found on the CUNY website. Effective August 1, 2012 all faculty, postdoctoral researchers, graduate and undergraduate students involved in research-related activities must complete the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative’s (CITI) Responsible Conduct of Research Training. For more information on how to complete this training please see:
The Research Integrity Officer is the official at the College designated by the President of the College to be responsible for receiving allegations of Research Misconduct, making recommendations whether such allegations warrant Inquiries, serving on any Inquiry Staff, and assisting in Investigations at the Colleg. The Research Integrity Officer is in charge of providing training to faculty, staff, and/or post-doctoral associates at the College.
- Phillip Zeigler, RIO Officer
for allegations or questions concerning research misconduct
TEL: (212) 650-3819 Email:email@example.com
- Carolynn Julien
for questions about training and policy
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Conflict of Interest (COI)
The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) issued new regulations regarding Financial Conflict of Interest (FCOI) for research with Public Health Service (PHS) funds on August 25, 2011. The implementation date of these regulations goes into effect on August 24, 2012. All Principal Investigators or Co-Principal Investigators named in a PHS grant proposal must complete the Conflict of Interest (COI) module of the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiatives (CITI) Training. Â For more information on how to complete this training please see:
Export Control Website
For over 60 years, the federal government has enforced laws restricting the export of certain goods, technologies and information. There are two main sets of laws: the Export Administration Regulations (EARs), administered by the U.S. Department of Commerce, and the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITARs), administered by the U.S. Department of State. Restrictions on transactions with certain specific countries under embargoes are enforced by the U.S. Department of Treasury through its Office of Foreign Assets (OFAC). Even some research activities that take place solely on the University campus may be subject to the provisions of the EARs and ITARs.
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