Sponsored Programs & Research Compliance

Human Research Ethics Board (HREB)
*This website represents the official source of record for the Human Research and Ethics Board's policies and procedures

Human Research Ethics Board (HREB) Mission Statement

The mission of the Human Research Ethics Board is to work with and educate the research community of the State University of New York at New Paltz to protect the rights and welfare of human participants in research conducted in affiliation with the University, ensuring compliance with the legal requirements and the ethical principles of Respect for Persons, Beneficence, and Justice.


All human subjects research, regardless of funding, conducted by members of the SUNY New Paltz community is reviewed by the Human Research Ethics Board (HREB) following the federal regulations in 45 CFR 46 and the policies and guidance of the Office of Human Research Protections (OHRP) and other federal agencies as needed.

SUNY New Paltz abides by the ethical principles and guidelines for the protection of human subjects as stated in the Belmont Report.

HREB Location & Contact Information

HREB Chair: Dr. Maryalice Citera
Psychology Department
WH 353
Phone: (845) 257-3476
E-mail: hrebchair@newpaltz.edu

HREB Coordinator: Roseann Merrill
Sponsored Programs & Research Compliance
Faculty Office Building (FOB) N2
Phone: (845) 257-3282
E-mail: hrebcoordinator@newpaltz.edu

Proposal Review Time Frame

The amount of time your review will take will depend upon the number of proposals to be reviewed. The review time may vary; however, the HREB strives to conduct reviews as expeditiously as possible.  Our goal is to review proposals within two weeks of receipt by members but it may take longer. Please be aware, however, that there are certain periods of the year, e.g., mid-terms, finals, and holidays, in which proposals cannot be reviewed within two weeks.

Collaborative IRB Training Initiative (CITI)

» Human subjects education programs instructions (CITI)

Human Research Ethics Board (HREB) Information

As of October 11, 2017, all HREB proposals must be submitted through the SUNY Pre-Award and Compliance System (PACS).  Please see PACS webpage at this link for information.

Fall Semester 2023 HREB Meetings

August 30th
September 20th
October 11th
October 25th
November 1st
November 15th
November 29th
Please submit protocols for HREB review two-and-a-half weeks prior to desired review date.

COVID-19 and Conducting Human Participant Research

The Human Research Ethics Board (HREB) follows the SUNY New Paltz Campus COVID policies and additional COVID protocols are not currently required for domestic research.

Policies, Procedures and Principles
  • Belmont Report Ethical principles and guidelines for the protection of human subjects in research

 Standard Operating Procedures





HHS - HIPAA webpage



Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)


HREB Chair Revised Common Rule Announcements

September 16, 2019 Announcement - Implementation of the New Revised Common Rule

October 8, 2019 Announcement - NEW Exempt Categories

November 4, 2019 Announcement - Changes to Informed Consent

Webpage revised February 6, 2023