Welcome to the Penn State Hershey Institutional Review Board and Human Subjects Protection Office

The mission of the Penn State College of Medicine Institutional Review Board (IRB) is to advocate for the rights and welfare of human research participants and to promote high quality research by fostering an institutional culture embodying the highest ethical standards of human research.  More…

AAHRPP Accreditation

Human Research Protections Program Receives National Accreditation

Penn State’s Human Research Protection Programs have been successful in obtaining re-accreditation by the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs. Penn State was awarded the status of full accreditation for a five-year period, effective March 12. More...

HSPO Updates and Announcements

  •  November 2013 - HSPO Update
    • CATS-IRB Roll Out
    • Consent Form Template Update
    • Protocol Template Updates
    • New Process for Requesting Protocol Exceptions
  • September 2013 - HSPO Update
    • Policy Reminder - Reportable New Information
    • IRB Workshops Available
  • July 2013 - HSPO Update
    • IRB Review Delays
    • New Policy - Reportable New Information
    • Scientific Review Requirement for Research