Office of Human Research
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Office of Human Research
Thomas Jefferson University
Jefferson Alumni Hall
1020 Locust Street, Suite M-34
Philadelphia, PA 19107
215-503-3843 fax


  • Director, Office of Human Research
  • Director, Clinical Research Unit
  • Professor, SKMC Department of Pharmacology & Experimental Therapeutics
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For Research Activities

  • Senior Associate Provost, Research Integrity, Conduct & Compliance
  • Professor, SKMC Department of Pathology, Anatomy & Cell Biology
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Public Resources

Information for the Public About Human Research & Jefferson's Human Research Protection Program (HRPP)

The Jefferson HRPP is a network of offices, committees, and individuals within the Jefferson Enterprise that work together to provide the highest level of protection to participants in research studies. We do this by supporting and monitoring researchers in their pursuit of ethical human research, to bring cutting-edge health science and technology to the Philadelphia region and beyond.

The nexus of the HRPP is the Office of Human Research (OHR), which supports the Institutional Review Boards (IRBs). IRBs are groups of experts and lay people that meet to review and approve human research.

We also rely on you, members of the community and research participants, to provide feedback to us so that we can continue to improve the quality of our research and the protections for our research participants.

Considering Participation in a Research Study?

Questions? Comments? Concerns? Complaints?

We want to hear from you. Contact the Office of Human Research if:

  • You want general information about human research or your rights as a research participant.
  • You wish to discuss problems, suggestions, or concerns.
  • You do not feel comfortable talking with the research team.
  • You have communicated with the research team and they have not been able to help you.

If you are already participating in a research study, you are encouraged to communicate with the research team first, especially if you are experiencing medical problems.

You may contact us by mail or by phone. All correspondence is treated with respect and is held in strict confidence.


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