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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 five University Integrated Institutional Review Boards (IRBs) and 19 on-site HRPP offices. City Tech’s HRPP coordinator is Professor Tina Kao.

She can be contacted at tkao@citytech.cuny.edu.

Detailed information is available on CUNY HRPP website and the City Tech HRPP website.

CUNY subscribes to Human Subject Research (HSR) training modules offered by Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI).

OSP recommends that immediately after your application is submitted you complete the required HSR training if your project will involve human subjects.

Further, once you receive a favorable review from the funding agency you must contact Professor Eric Rodriguez to discuss your project and the IDEATE submission process. Based on a brief application via the online IDEATE system, the HRPP coordinator can make the determination on whether your project is exempt.

If it is determined that your project is not exempt a letter can be issued by the HRPP coordinator stating that you intend to conduct Human Subject Research but that definitive plans are not yet in place.

If you are awarded funding you will then be required to submit a full IRB application prior to beginning any HSR activities.

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). NSF expects institutions to be able to verify that those faculty, students (undergraduate and graduate) 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 RCR 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 staff at the college.

The City Tech Research Integrity Officer (RIO) is Professor Andrea Ferroglia, aferroglia@citytech.cuny.edu.

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 Ryan Chin, RChin@citytech.cuny.edu.