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Human Subjects and IRB: Overview


Stevens is committed to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research and public service.  Concomitantly, the university seeks to protect the welfare of each person who may be involved in research and training projects in accordance with the federal regulation, 45 CFR 46 and ethical principles established by the Belmont Report.

All SIT faculty, staff or students who propose to engage in any research activity involving the use of human subjects must have approval prior to the initiation of the project from the CPHS.  The CPHS is responsible for safeguarding the rights and welfare of all persons participating in research projects, whether funded or non-funded and regardless of the source of funds. 

Any questions regarding the committee, policies and procedures related to human subject research should be directed to the OSP Research Data, Audit and Compliance.  Justin Samolewicz is currently the CPHS Coordinator and Compliance Specialist and can be reached at 201.216.5280.

2015 Fall Committee Meeting Schedule


 Wednesday, September 16th


*Wednesday, October 14th


*Wednesday, November 18th


*Wednesday, December 16th


*Tentative and subject to change.

*Please note that any protocol for full review must be received 2 weeks prior to the scheduled meeting in order to be added to that meeting’s agenda.  Please also be aware that immediate approval is not the norm and revisions or additional clarification is often requested.  Therefore PIs should plan approximately two months in advance of any initiation of activity.  PIs working on DoD/SERC activities should add at least one to two additional months for the review and approval timeline that is associated with the need for sponsor review and approval, where and when applicable.