A major revision of the Policies and Procedures of the UC Berkeley Human Research Protection Program (HRPP) has been approved by the Committee for Protection of Human Subjects (CPHS), and published on the CPHS web site. The new Policies and Procedures (P&P), effective July 1, 2007, replace the CPHS Policies and Procedures of November 2000 and related guidance (e.g., “Guidelines of the UC Berkeley CPHS” and “CPHS Appeal Process”).
The CPHS follows the P&P in approving, recommending modifications, and in extremely rare cases, suspending or terminating research involving human subjects. UC Berkeley operates within the regulations and guidelines set forth by federal authorities, primarily the Office for Human Research Protections and the Food and Drug Administration, and other bodies such as the International Conference of Harmonisation, all based upon ethical principles elucidated in the Belmont Report. Many of the policies and procedures are derived from these regulations.
The P&P Table of Contents has embedded links to the document sections, making navigation easier. CPHS will post Attachments and Grant-Protocol Review sections soon.