Dedicated to Ethical Research

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Brandeis University is committed to upholding the highest standards in the ethical conduct of research, including the protection of all human subjects participating in research at, or under the auspices of, Brandeis University.

Operating under a federalwide assurance with the Office of Human Research Protection within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services at the National Institutes of Health, the Brandeis University Human Research Protection Program (HRPP) is responsible for the safety and welfare of all subjects participating in human subjects research at the university. Further, it is charged with ensuring that all research involving human subjects adheres to federal, state, local and institutional regulations. HRPP staff are here to answer any questions you may have about the program, its purpose, and its policies and procedures.

If you have a concern regarding the conduct of a research study involving human subjects, please contact the HRPP office at or 781-736-8133. Reports are confidential and all concerns will be documented and investigated.

Please note that no member of the Brandeis University community will be discriminated against or subject to reprisals for reporting a concern.

Federal Compliance

The Brandeis University Institutional Review Board adheres to the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations at 45 CFR Part 46, which constitute the Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects, also known as the Common Rule.

These regulations are enforced by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services through the Office for Human Research Protections.

Brandeis University operates under Federalwide Assurance #FWA00004408, and our IRB is registered under #IRB00000562.