Human Subjects Research

Plans to resume human subjects research that involves in-person procedures must align with all Brown policies, guidance from public health authorities and State of Rhode Island requirements.

Brown’s HRPP (Human Research Protection Program) and IRB (Institutional Review Board) have established revised expectations of its human subjects research community as the COVID-19 situation on campus, off campus and internationally continues to evolve.

Please consult the HRPP/IRB Home page for the following:

  • Operations status updates
  • Important information about prioritization of review of IRB protocols
  • In-person interactions with study participants
  • Modifying in-person study procedures to remote study procedures
  • Voluntary delay of study enrollment or participation
  • FAQs

Last updated May 18, 2021. Information on this page may be updated as the University’s planning evolves and/or public health guidance prompts a shift in Brown’s operations and protocols.