Welcome to the Human Research Protection Program

The Human Research Protection Program (HRPP) is charged with the responsibility of ensuring that all human subjects research conducted by faculty, staff and students under the auspices of Purdue University are conducted ethically and in a manner that promotes the protection of the rights and welfare of human subjects.


News & Announcements

***NEW*** Is Your CITI Certification Current?

Posted September 23, 2014

Effective October 1, 2014 – The IRB will no longer accept study submissions unless all study personnel’s CITI certifications are current. (Purdue CITI Certification is valid for 5 years at which time Study Personnel must re-certify.) Learn More ››

***NEW*** Nuts & Bolts Workshop Available Online!

Posted September 23, 2014

Investigators can now watch our workshop presentation at their leisure. Our Navigating the IRB Review Process workshop (formerly IRB Nuts & Bolts) has been recorded, closed-captioned and posted on our website’s Education page. Learn More ››

***NEW*** Research Involving Education Records

Posted September 23, 2014

Newly posted on our Policies page is the HRPP’s policy on Research Involving Student Education Records. Investigators who conduct research involving students or in educational settings need to be familiar with FERPA and how those rules impact their research activities. Learn More ››

**NEW GUIDANCE AVAILABLE** Recruitment of Human Participants

Posted July 24, 2014

The HRPP has released new guidance to provide investigators with information about recruitment procedures and materials. Learn More ››

Electronic IRB Submission System is Coming!

Posted June 5, 2014

We are hard at work developing CoeusLite to serve as our online submission and review system. Learn More ››

Does My Activity Require IRB Review?

Posted July 5, 2014

We have created a worksheet to assist individuals in determining whether an activity is human subjects research requiring IRB review. Learn More ››

Revised Principal Investigator Eligibility Policy

Posted July 15, 2014

Effective immediately the Principal Investigator Eligibility Policy has been revised to allow all Purdue University permanent employees holding a Ph.D., regardless of position or title, to serve as principal investigator (PI) on a human research subjects study. Learn More ››

Walk-in Hours

Speak with an Analyst about your study

First, familiarize yourself with the information on our website prior to meeting with our Analysts. This will ensure you receive the most benefit from the meeting. Second, come to our office with questions ready during our walk-in hours.

Walk-In Hours: Mondays and Thursdays 9:30am - 11:30am; Tuesdays 2pm - 4pm.


Contact Information

Human Research Protection Program
Ernest C. Young Hall
10th Floor, Room 1032
155 S. Grant Street
West Lafayette, IN

Walk-In Hours: Mondays and Thursdays 9:30am - 11:30am; Tuesdays 2pm - 4pm

Office Hours are from 8am - 12pm and 1pm - 5pm, Monday thru Friday.