Welcome to the Human Subjects Protection Program
HSPP Update on December Reviews (12/02/2013):
Please be advised that the Human Subjects Protection Program will be closed in accordance with the campus closure December 25th, 2013 to January 1st, 2014. No IRB submissions will be processed or reviewed during that time period. Please plan accordingly.
HSPP Update (07/17/2013):
We are currently working to build and improve the HSP Program and to ensure that human subjects research activities conducted by MSU Denver researchers are in compliance with federal regulations and institutional standards. Our efforts, such as formalizing policies and procedures, updating forms, and implementing a document management system, will ultimately help us establish a more efficient and effective process for IRB reviews.
In the interim, however, these improvements and changes strain our limited resources, and we greatly appreciate your patience and understanding. Proposed studies are processed and reviewed on a first-come, first-serve basis. We strive to be as responsive as possible to review requests, and we will continue to welcome questions and feedback from researchers.
In your role as a researcher you can assist us during this time of program development. Please set realistic expectations for the IRB review process, develop a clear and complete application, and plan to submit your proposed research well in advance of your anticipated timeline to initiate the study.
The HSPP at MSU Denver has three parts:
The second tier features training, education, and support for researchers who are developing human research protocols. Many of the pages in this site are intended to be informative or instructional. Some pages provide links to sources where investigators can learn more about the ethics and regulations specifically related to their research studies.
The top tier is efficient review process. This site includes information on how to submit proposed research to the IRB for review, all of the forms to develop a Request for Review, and information on the various levels of reviews, among other things.