Protection of Human Subjects
Mount Sinai's Human Research Protection Program is a comprehensive system 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 Mount Sinai's efforts to ensure human subject protections. It supports our researchers in assuring the ethical conduct of research and compliance with federal, state and institutional regulations and provides a professional office staff to assist both investigators, participants, and five Institutional Review Boards (IRBs). In addition, the overall Human Research Protection Program at Mount Sinai includes additional 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 answering questions. The office also offers short presentations to groups, departments, or divisions on the human subjects submission process by experienced IRB analysts. The PPHS office also offers assistance to researchers during business hours, in the evenings, by phone, or through the general firstname.lastname@example.org email address which is answered daily.