Welcome to the Office of Research Compliance
Office: Delany Hall Room 305
Hours: Mon – Fri, 9 am – 5 pm
Please call or email ahead to schedule an appointment.
About the Office
The Office of Research Compliance administers and facilitates regulatory compliance and assurance efforts associated with research activities at CUNY Queens College. Navigate the Office of Research Compliance dropdown menus at the top of this page to find information, policies, and guidance related to Human Subjects Research (HRPP and IRB), Research Involving Animals (IACUC), Conflict of Interest, Export Control, Institutional Biosfatey, Responsible Conduct of Research, and Research Agreements.
See the CUNY Researcher Handbook for information, policies, and guidance related to conducting research. See Chapter 5 of the CUNY Researcher Handbook and the CUNY Research Compliance site for information, policies, procedures, and guidance specifically related to research compliance.
Human Research Protection Program at Queens College
The CUNY Human Research Protection Program (HRPP) is responsible for the protection of the rights and welfare of human subjects in research projects conducted at CUNY or by CUNY faculty, staff and students and Research Foundation CUNY staff. All research activities involving human subjects must be reviewed and approved by the CUNY HRPP or CUNY University Integrated-Institutional Review Board (CUNY UI-IRB) prior to implementation. The information below will provide Queens College researchers with the information needed to access CUNY policies and procedures, as well as the tools to submit a complete IRB application. Please refer to the CUNY HRPP website for full details and current information on CUNY’s HRPP.
Is IRB review required for my project?
If you are unsure whether your project requires CUNY UI-IRB or HRPP review, please read the document When is CUNY HRPP or IRB Review Required? For further assistance in determining whether an activity constitutes human subjects research requiring review by the HRPP/IRB, contact Paul Kran, Director
Guidance and Development of the IRB Application
- The complete list of CUNY HRPP Policies, Procedures Guidelines can be found in the CUNY HRPP website. Review the policy documents while designing your IRB protocol.
- A list of Informed Consent templates are available in the Informed Consent section of the CUNY HRPP website. Please use these templates when developing your informed consent process and creating consent documents.
First time CITI users should access the CITI website at www.citiprogram.org. For further information about the CUNY HRPP CITI Training in the Protection of Human Subjects, please see the CUNY policy: CITI Training in the Protection of Human Subjects.
All CUNY faculty members, postdoctoral scholars, graduate and undergraduate students involved in animal research must complete the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative’s (CITI) on-line training prior to IRB IACUC approval of a new or an amendment application that requests the addition of personnel.All CUNY faculty members, postdoctoral scholars, graduate and undergraduate students involved in animal research must complete the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative’s (CITI) on-line training prior to IRB IACUC approval of a new or an amendment application that requests the addition of personnel.
Please note that ALL researchers are required to complete Responsible Conduct of Research.
Human Subjects Protection Basic Course
All CUNY faculty members, postdoctoral scholars, graduate and undergraduate students involved in human subjects research as key personnel must complete the Basic Course in the protection of human subjects prior to Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval of their protocol. Certificate of completion of the basic course is valid for three years.
Human Subjects Research Refresher Course
Key personnel of human subjects’ research protocols must complete a refresher course every three years.
Researcher from outside Queens College who would like to recruit participants or collect/review data from the campus do not require IRB approval IF no QC researcher is involved in study design or data analysis. Such requests are handled by a committee within QC’s Office of Institutional effectiveness. Follow the link for guidance.
Director for Research Compliance
HRPP/IRB Administrator, College Conflicts Officer, Export Control Officer, Research Agreements Point of Contact
Research Compliance Manager-IACUC
College Research Integrity Officer
IACUC Deadlines, Fall 2023
Submission Deadline Dates
Monday, August 14
Monday, September 11
Tuesday, October 10
Monday, November 06
Monday, December 04
Review Meeting Dates
Monday, August 28
Monday, October 02
Monday, October 23
Monday, November 20
Monday, December 18