Welcome to the Penn State Hershey Institutional Review Board and Human Subjects Protection Office
The mission of the Penn State College of Medicine Institutional Review Board (IRB) is to advocate for the rights and welfare of human research participants and to promote high quality research by fostering an institutional culture embodying the highest ethical standards of human research. More…
Penn State’s Human Research Protection Programs have been successful in obtaining re-accreditation by the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs. Penn State was awarded the status of full accreditation for a five-year period, effective March 12. More...
HSPO Updates and Announcements
- November 2013 - HSPO Update
- CATS-IRB Roll Out
- Consent Form Template Update
- Protocol Template Updates
- New Process for Requesting Protocol Exceptions
- September 2013 - HSPO Update
- Policy Reminder - Reportable New Information
- IRB Workshops Available
- July 2013 - HSPO Update
- IRB Review Delays
- New Policy - Reportable New Information
- Scientific Review Requirement for Research
- Students solve real-world problems through social entrepreneurship Penn State student Yixin Sun’s life changed when she began working with the University's Humanitarian Engineering Social Entrepreneurship (HESE) program last year. The program opened her eyes to what social entrepreneurship could accomplish, and it also helped put her daily life into perspective. Today hundreds of students, about half of whom are engineering students, work with community partners to identify challenges and develop solutions through HESE.More...
- Penn State Hershey team improves patient sepsis outcomes through EMR Dr. Christopher DeFlitch, chief medical information officer, Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, presented at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s 19th annual Scientific Symposium on Improving the Quality and Value of Health Care about the Medical Center’s success in reducing sepsis-related deaths by 45 percent.More...
- Vaginally administered ED medication may alleviate menstrual cramping Women with moderate to severe menstrual cramps may find relief in a class of erectile dysfunction drugs, according to a team of researchers led by Penn State College of Medicines Richard Legro.More...
- This week is Inflammatory Bowel Disease Awareness Week Dec. 1-7 is National Crohn’s and Colitis Awareness Week. The Penn State Hershey Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center is the only multi-disciplinary program in the region for patients living with these diseases.More...