Human Protection Program Updates
The Drexel University (DU) Human Research Protection Program (HRPP) is an integrated institution-wide program for all who are involved in the conduct, review, approval and facilitation of Human Subjects Research at Drexel University.
The HRPP goals are ensuring that the rights and welfare of human research participants are protected, through professional commitment, program quality and ethical review of research studies and empowering the research community through mentorship, education and leadership.
To achieve these goals the Office of Research has undergone an intensive self-assessment of its practices and policies under the direction of Dr. Deborah Crawford, Sr. Vice Provost for Research, in concert with Associate Deans for Research, including a core team of representatives across campus lines.
The results of this process include the re-organization of structure by the creation of the Human Research Protection (HRP) and the Quality Assurance/Quality Improvement (QA/QI) functions within the Office of Research and the development of new operating policies and procedures.
Transition to the new HRPP processes, policies, and standards, including notable modifications in the IRB application process, have been implemented. If you are an investigator planning on submitting a new IRB application, please contact us at 215-255-7857 for assistance.
Training sessions are currently being scheduled and will be provided throughout the months of February and March.
Thank you for your patience and cooperation through this transition which will support our continuing efforts to provide the best resources possible.