Human Research Protection Program
San Diego State University’s Human Research Protection Program is a comprehensive university-wide program under the jurisdiction of the Division of Research Affairs. The HRPP is committed to the advancement of research and ensuring the safe and ethical conduct by all SDSU faculty, staff and student.
Our mission is to ensure the protection of the rights and welfare of all human participants as well as providing professional guidance and administrative support to researchers. Our mission is fulfilled through our broad education program for faculty, students and staff, as well as reviews guided by the standards set forth in the Code of Federal Regulations by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the ethical principles established by the Belmont Report: Respect for Persons, Beneficence and Justice.
Institutional Review Board
The Institutional Review Board (IRB) is a faculty led committee which meets monthly to review research involving human subjects in order to ensure that all projects conform to federal and institutional regulations and policies.
Human Research Protection Program Analysts & Staff
The Human Research Protection Program is staffed with one administrative coordinator, and 3 analyst/educators. They are responsible for administrative (expedited and exempt) review of protocols, and handle the majority of protocol analysis and communication with investigators.
They are also responsible for the Program’s comprehensive educational offerings.