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Overview of Human Subject Research


CURRENT STATUS: All approved research with human subjects (including studies with no direct benefit) can proceed with Stony Brook University required safeguards in place for study personnel and human subjects. Research subjects must follow university guidance depending on the location of the research. 


The Human Research Protection Program provides leadership and oversight on matters related to the protection of human subjects participating in research and ensures that such research is carried out with the highest ethical standards and in an environment where all who are involved in the conduct of human subject research understands their responsibility for protecting the rights, safety, and welfare of subjects.

Federal Registration: 
  • SBU operates under Federalwide Assurance #00000125, expiration date October 21, 2026.
  • Our human research protection program (HRRP) has been accredited by the Association for Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs, Inc. (AAHRPP) since September 2010.
Campus Policy: 

Research Involving Human Subjects -Policy P202R