About the HRPP


The mission of the Human Research Protection Program is to support, facilitate and promote the ethical and safe conduct of research with human subjects at Northwell Health. We serve to protect the rights and welfare of human research participants. We provide the research community with professional guidance and support during the conduct of human subjects research studies.


We administer 1 IRB committee that meets twice a week. The IRB reviews, approves and monitors biomedical and behavioral human research. We offer services in support of clinical research and compliance with federal, state, and institutional regulations governing human subject protections.

Our IRB committee is comprised of people with diverse clinical and professional expertise from across the Health System. Representatives from the lay community also play an important role in ensuring that the rights and welfare of the communities served by the Health System are respected and maintained.

To view our current IRB roster as of January 2019, click here.

IRB Functions

The functions of the Office of the IRB is to provide you with the following:

  • What you need to know about human subjects research and what you need to consider when developing your research proposals;
  • Information you need to conduct your research and remain in compliance;
  • Pre-Submission assistance and support when completing paperwork for IRB review;
  • Ongoing education on human subject research issues through workshops, seminars, conferences, newsletters and computer based training.

Federal Wide Assurance

The FWA is the documentation of the commitment to the Federal Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Office of Human Research Protections (OHRP) indicating that our Health System and the IRB’s functions in compliance with the federal regulations governing research with human subjects. It is also indicative of the commitment of the Health System to conduct research within the ethical standards recited in the Belmont Report. The FWA includes a listing of the entities within the Health System that utilize our IRB. It lists the officials within our System that are responsible for the activities of our IRB. Our FWA number is 00002505.