Human Participant Protections

Consistent with the mission of our comprehensive college, SUNY Cortland supports and fosters research in order to advance scientific knowledge, promote scholarship, and to serve the public interest. Active programs of scholarship strengthen the intellectual climate of the college and carry with it the understanding that we are all still learning. The results of research, scholarship, and intellectual activities conducted at SUNY Cortland are disseminated in a wide array of professional venues and in the classroom.

Academic Affairs encourages and supports scholarship and research activities inside and outside of the classroom. Scholarship and research activities are a part of many regular course offerings and through special academic programs (e.g., Undergraduate Research Council, University Honors Program). Program evaluation and institutional research conducted by academic departments, divisions, service delivery units, and the institution are an important component of quality improvement activities at SUNY Cortland.

The Director of the Research and Sponsored Programs Office provides leadership, direction, and support for the SUNY Cortland Human Participant Protection program. The College follows all applicable federal regulations, most importantly those of the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS-OHRP 45 CFR 46) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA 21 CFR 50 and 56). In developing its policies and procedures, the College considers the guidance provided by the Office of Human Research Protection (OHRP), the FDA, NY State, and SUNY as part of our commitment. Local policies that apply across the institution are articulated in the College Handbook and by the SUNY Board of Trustees.

SUNY Cortland's fundamental commitment to the protection of human subjects applies to all human subject research conducted by College faculty or staff, regardless of purpose, funding source, or site of the research. For more information about the Human Participant Protection Program at SUNY Cortland, contact Dominick Fantacone, Interim Associate Director for Grant Development, Phone: 607-753-2511, mail: Miller, Room 303, PO Box 2000, Cortland, NY 13045, email:

For more information contact:

Institutional Review Board
SUNY Cortland
P.O. Box 2000
Cortland, NY 13045-0900