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Policies and Procedures

Human Research Protection Program 

The Villanova HRPP Plan (click on grey button below to download) was developed to ensure the rights, safety and welfare of all subjects recruited or enrolled in research projects, regardless of funding source. A direct link to Federal regulations is also provided (blue button).

Reference Materials


Researcher Specific Documents

Reliance Agreements



The documents linked in the sections below are technical in nature and are designed for use by IRB members and ORP staff. They are available as reference for researchers preparing applications for IRB review and navigating the IRB submission process if desired, however more 'user-friendly' materials are available on the Education and Training webpage.

SOPs - IRB and ORP Procedures