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 subjects of human research 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 2015.  More...

Updates and Announcements

  • For the latest HSPO announcements and new procedures see HSPO Updates.
  • For CATS IRB news and announcements see the Home page of CATS IRB.

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