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Below are FAQs regarding HRPP/IRB processes and procedures, including using IDEATE, broken down into topic-specific categories. To view a full list of questions within a category, please click on the “view category” link underneath the corresponding topic heading. You may also search for a particular subject by using the search bar. If you cannot find an answer to your question below, please contact the SPH HRPP Coordinator.

General HRPP/IRB (11)

How do I know if my project is Human Subjects Research (HSR)?

If you are uncertain whether your project is HSR, please complete the SPH HSR Assessment Form. The SPH HRPP Office has also developed a flowchart to help researchers understand the types of projects that constitute HSR.

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Accessing IDEATE (1)

I can’t log into IDEATE even though I’m using my CUNY Portal username and Password. Who do I contact?

Only CUNY-affiliated researchers with CUNY Portal accounts can access IDEATE. If you cannot log into the IDEATE website using your CUNY Portal username and password, please reset your password here and then try logging into IDEATE again. If you continue to have trouble logging in, please … Continue reading

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IDEATE Protocol Development, Modification, Renewal, and Closure (19)

How do I create an Amendment, Continuing Review Application, or Final Report for my currently active study?

To create these applications, please access the Actions drop down menu located on your study’s LiveList. For more information on developing Amendments, Continuing Review Applications, or Final Reports, refer to the IDEATE Guidance section of this website.

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Miscellaneous (3)

My IDEATE user profile displays incorrect information. How do I correct this information?

Please ensure that your IDEATE user profile information is correct by clicking on the Manage drop-down menu–> My User Profile at the top of the LiveList screen. If you encounter incorrect information, please contact CUNY Central HRPP at ideate@cuny.edu to request that your … Continue reading

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