About HRPP (IRB)

Mission statement

The mission of this institution’s Human Research Protection Program (HRPP) plan is to protect the rights and welfare of subjects involved in human research.

D-HH HRPP (IRB) transition overview

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health (D-HH) and Dartmouth College are in the process of transitioning oversight of active human research studies from the Committee for the Protection of Human Subjects (CPHS) to D-HH’s newly established Institutional Review Board (IRB). The goal of this transition is to streamline clinical research operations, from submission through study activation, and provide a more seamless integration with D-HH research systems.

Our institutions are collaborating to ensure a smooth transition of active human research studies to D-HH for HRPP (IRB) review. In support of this transition, D-HH is establishing a Human Research Protection Program (HRPP/IRB), which includes:

  • Developing policies and procedures
  • Implementing an electronic HRPP (IRB) submission system
  • Recruiting and hiring experienced HRPP (IRB) staff
  • Establishing an HRPP (IRB)

Continued collaboration

D-HH and Dartmouth College agreed to extend the existing Memorandum of Understanding allowing D-HH to rely on the College for IRB oversight of all D-HH studies until June 30, 2019.

We are in the process of developing a reciprocal agreement between Dartmouth College and D-HH, which will enable our institutions to rely on one another for the oversight of human research studies as of July 1, 2019 and beyond.

Important transition dates

  • June 28, 2019, 5:00 pm – RAPPORT system will be unavailable
  • June 28 to June 30, 2019 – Copy existing D-HH HRPP (IRB) data in RAPPORT system and move to the D-HH HRPP (IRB) system
  • July 1, 2019 - D-HH HRPP (IRB) system launch