CWRU Human Research Protection Program (HRPP)

The HRPP reviews and monitors Human Research conducted by CWRU’s faculty, staff and students to assure the appropriate steps are taken to protect the rights and welfare of participants.

CWRU Components of the HRPP

Institutional Review Board (IRB)

Reliant Review Agreement Program

Quality Improvement Program (QIP)

Continuing Research Education Credit (CREC) Office

Conflict of Interests (COI) Office

Office of Sponsored Projects and School of Medicine Office of Grants and Contracts

Contracts & Data Use Agreements Office

Technology Transfer Office

University Compliance Program

Office of General Counsel

CWRU and its four Cleveland hospital affiliates are members of the IRB Advisory Committee (IAC), which is overseen by the Associate Vice President for Research and Executive Director for CWRU’s HRPP and serves to provide centralized oversight of the CWRU HRPP.

The IAC's core mission is to ensure that the oversight of human subject research is appropriate and in accordance with institutional, federal and state regulations under the CWRU HRPP. The secondary mission of the IAC is to share resources and best practices among member institutions and other institutions within our community to ensure the protection of participants in human research.

CWRU and its Hospital Affiliate's IRBs

Case Western Reserve University IRB University Hospitals IRB
Cleveland Clinic IRB MetroHealth IRB 
Veterans Administration Northeast Ohio Healthcare System IRB  

Contact Information 

To express any concerns, complaints, or suggestions regarding the organization's program to protect research participants, please use the following contact information:

CWRU HRPP and IRB Advisory Committee (IAC)

Kimberly A. Volarcik
Research Compliance Officer
CWRU Human Research Protection Program
Phone: 216.368.0134

IAC Charter