The IRB is one component of the Human Research Protections Program (HRPP) at the University of Pennsylvania. The attached guidance explains how the Penn HRPP components work together to ensure all research is well-designed to meet its aims and will result in meaningful data that contributes to generalizable knowledge, while also protecting human subjects. 

Click here to download the Scientific and Scholarly Validity of Human Subject Research guidance

The following offices and entities are involved in other institutional reviews and approvals at Penn:

University Offices and Committees

Penn Medicine Offices and Committees

For a list of Contracts Offices, please see: Agreement / Contracts under Agreements for the Sharing of Data and Specimens

Human Research Protections Navigation Tool

Utilize the Navigation Tool below to determine which reviews and approvals may be necessary.