Program for the Protection of Human Subjects (PPHS)

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.

Our Human Research Protection Plan describes Mount Sinai’s plan to comply with ethical and legal requirements for the conduct and oversight of Human Research.

Awarded Full Accreditation by AAHRPP

We are proud to announce that the Association for Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs (AAHRPP) has awarded full accreditation to our program. Earning AAHRPP accreditation is public affirmation of the overall excellence of the human research performed at Mount Sinai, and demonstrates Mount Sinai's pursuit of the highest ethical practices and principles of human research protections. As the "gold seal," AAHRPP accreditation offers assurances—to research participants, researchers, sponsors, government regulators, and the general public—that a human research protection program is focused first and foremost on excellence. Read full story.


Contact Us

Program for the Protection of Human Subjects
Tel: 212-824-8200
Fax: 212-876-6789
For submissions and general inquiries send e-mail to: IRB@mssm.edu

PPHS Location
345 East 102 Street
(between 1st and 2nd Avenues)
Suite 200
New York, NY 10029

Mailing Address
Icahn School of Medicine
One Gustave L. Levy Place
Box 1081
New York, NY 10029-65749