About USU's Human Research Protection Program

The HRPP at Utah State University protects the rights and welfare of human research participants who are included in the university's research activities.

VP for Research

Responsible for overseeing all aspects of USU's Human Subjects
Research portfolio & ensuring appropriate access to resources for a
well-functioning Human Research Protection Program (HRPP)

Human Research Protections Office

Manages the day-to-day aspects of implementing and overseeing the HRPP, including:

  • Researcher training
  • Coordination with COI, IBC, ICOI, SPO processes
  • Receiving complaints, concerns, and questions from research participants


Reviews all proposed human subjects research at Utah State University according to:

  • Established ethical standards,
  • Policies & procedures, and
  • Best practices


Responsible for carrying out and overseeing research with human participants in a manner that:

  • Complies with the terms of IRB's review,
  • Ensures adequate resources and training for the safe conduct of the research, and
  • Takes proactive steps to ensure the health, safety, and well-being of research participants