Human Research Protection/Institutional Review Board

CPS IRB Coordinator:   Kate Skophammer     617-373-6659

The Office of Human Subject Research Protection (HSRB):

  • Educates members of the university community about the ethical principles guiding human subject research.
  • Provides assistance to students, faculty and staff in obtaining approval for teaching and research activities under those guidelines.
  • Ensures university-wide compliance with federal, state and university statutes and regulations relating to the protection of human subjects.
  • Provides central administration to the Northeastern University Institutional Review Board (IRB) and serve as the primary point of contact for all IRB-related issues.

Getting Started

NIH Training: Required for all research using human subjects before obtaining IRB approval


For more information or with questions, please contact Kate Skophammer at or 617-373-6659.