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Faculty must be aware of the CUNY and City Tech Policies on Research Compliance.

Human Research Protection Program (HRPP)

The CUNY Human Research Protection Program (HRPP) is responsible for the protection of the rights and welfare of human subjects in research projects conducted at CUNY or by CUNY faculty, staff and students and RF CUNY staff. The program provides oversight, administrative support and educational training to ensure that CUNY research complies with federal and State regulations, University policy and the highest ethical standards. The CUNY HRPP is comprised of 5 University Integrated Institutional Review Boards (IRBs) and 19 on-site HRPP offices. City Tech’s HRPP coordinator is Eric Rodriguez, PhD erodriguez@dcitytech.cuny.edu, 718-260-4978 Detailed information is available on CUNY HRPP website.

OSP recommends that immediately after your application is submitted you submit a request for Ideate determination via Ideate; only the Ideate can determine if your project is exempt or needs further review.

Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR)

Various grant sponsors have policies about research conduct. In response to the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) policy, CUNY subscribes to RCR training modules offered by Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI). The NSF expects institutions to be able to verify that those students (undergraduates and graduates) and postdoctoral researchers who receive NSF funds (support from salary and/or stipends to conduct research on NSF grants) will obtain RCR training. As a PI of any research grant, you must maintain copies of student training certifications on file. Please see CUNY website for full policies, and link to training site.

As outlined in the CUNY Research Misconduct Policy the President of each College has designated a Research Integrity Office (RIO) to receive allegations of Research Misconduct involving faculty, staff and or post –doctoral associated at the College. City Tech’s RIO is Roman Kezerashvili, rkezerashvili@citytech.cuny.edu, 718-260-5277.

Conflict of Interest

The CUNY Conflict of Interest Policy promotes integrity in research by establishing standards to ensure that there is no reasonable possibility that the design, conduct, reporting or review of research projects at the University, regardless of the source of funding or the commercial exploitation of the results of such projects, will be biased by any conflicting financial interests of a covered individual. The Conflict of Interest Officer (CIO) at City Tech is Vera Amaral of the Office of Special Council, vamaral@citytech.cuny.edu or 718-260-4985.