In response to the increasing number of requests for inclusion of independent researchers (i.e., volunteer researchers) in CUNY research, the Office of Research, in collaboration with the Office of General Counsel, has developed procedures and an application to allow for the involvement of independent researchers in CUNY research. Please note that the authority to approve the involvement of independent researchers resides with the CUNY college or school where the research will take place. The procedures and application are available on the Research Agreements web page.
Welcome to the new SPH HRPP website! Along with developing a more user-friendly site, our Office has created a variety of resources and tools to aid SPH researchers in understanding and meeting regulatory requirements surrounding human subjects research. We hope you’ll find this information useful. As always, please feel free to contact us with questions, comments, or feedback.