Protection of Human Subjects
With full accreditation from the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs (AHRPP), the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and The Mount Sinai Hospital's Human Research Protection Program (HRPP) is a comprehensive program to ensure the protection of the rights and welfare of subjects in Human Research. The Program for the Protection of Human Subjects (PPHS) is a key component of the overall HRPP.
The PPHS supports researchers throughout the Mount Sinai Health System in assuring the ethical conduct of research and compliance with federal, state and institutional regulations and provides a professional office staff to assist investigators, participants, and Institutional Review Boards (IRBs). In addition, the overall HRPP includes organizational, administrative, and investigator components, and is based on all individuals fulfilling their roles and responsibilities. Essential aspects of the overall mission of human subjects protection are provided by the organized interaction of the PPHS with the Financial Conflict of Interest Committee, the Clinical Trial Office, The Office of Research Compliance, the Biosafety Program and the Radiation Safety Committee.
The PPHS office offers support to investigators and their research teams through one-on-one scheduled meetings with IRB analysts to review individual applications and answer questions. The office also offers short presentations to groups, departments, or divisions on the human subjects research submission process by experienced IRB analysts. The PPHS office also offers assistance to researchers during business hours by phone, or through the general firstname.lastname@example.org email address which is answered daily.