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Human Research Subjects Protection Office (HRSPO)

Oficina para la Proteccion de Participantes Humanos en Investigacion (OPPHI)

The HRSPO serves as the administrative office for the UPR MSC Institutional Review Boards. The Institutional Review Boards, or IRBs, are the committees that must review all research involving human subjects at the UPR MSC and affiliated institutions, to assure compliance with institutional ethical standards and federal regulations, and that the rights of human subjects are protected for all ongoing investigations.

As per Assurance (FWA 00005561), our institution is committed to guarantee that all research involving human subjects or analysis of data gathered from human subjects, regardless of funding status, be reviewed by the IRB prior to the implementation of any research activity.

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