Program for the Protection of Human Subjects
The Human Research Protection Program at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS) 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 ISMMS’ 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 ISMMS 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.
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**ALL RESEARCH-RELATED COVID-19 GUIDANCE CAN BE ACCESSED VIA THE RESEARCH ROADMAP ORANGE LINE**
The PPHS is currently working remotely for the remainder of the year due to COVID-19. The PPHS is open during regular business hours and available via regular phone and email access. The PPHS main telephone line, voicemails and IRB@mssm.edu are being monitored closely.