3 PM - 4 PM
IRB Education Session
DHMC, Borwell 758W
11 AM - 1 PM
GSMD Registrar's Suite, DHMC
The CPHS is the reviewing Committee for researchers affiliated with Dartmouth College and Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center. Review is required by the CPHS prior to initiation of the project whether or not a funding source is available. This applies to ALL research involving people including but not limited to clinical, social science, and behavioral. If in doubt, contact the CPHS office. For student project review information please go to the student researcher page of our website.
CPHS has three full committees that meet monthly. Meetings are held on the first, third, and fourth Thursdays of the month.
Any research study involving human subjects must be submitted to the CPHS, regardless of funding source, or lack there of.
Research is defined as a systematic investigation designed to develop or contribute to generalizable knowledge.
Please see this page for current fee information.
Office hours are held in the GSMD Registrar's suite. From the main rotunda of DHMC, enter the 4th floor of the NCCC Rubin building from the atrium stairway. Take an immediate left, noting the CPHS wooden drop-box on the wall. Enter the hallway through the door by the drop-box, pass DMS 1 East and West on the right. Enter the GSMD Registrar's suite. Proceed past the reception area on your immediate right. The next doorway on your right is a small conference room that functions as the CPHS satellite office on Wednesdays from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The location is otherwise unstaffed and the telephone is not monitored.
The consent process must provide potential participants with sufficient information to make informed choices about either beginning or continuing participation in research. The process involves a dynamic and continuing exchange of information between the research team and the participant throughout the research experience. The consent form is a tool to assist the researcher.
In 2013, the CPHS office is implemented a new renewal process for non-federally funded, minimal risk (expedited) studies. The plan requires a two year renewal period rather than a one year renewal period by default. This plan applies to existing and new expedited studies. If your study qualifies, the CPHS office will let you know and ask you to confirm a few facts about your study.
In order to qualify the research:
• Must be determined to pose no more than minimal risk to participants, and
• Must not be supported by any Federal funding or include vulnerable populations as participants.
Beginning in July, 2013 the CPHS instituted a standing anniversary date for continuing review for the life of a study. For example: if a study's CPHS approval is set to expire on April 1st, the anniversary date for continuing review of the study will become April 1st. CPHS has adopted this practice based on guidance from the Office of Human Research Protections, "Guidance on Continuing Review" dated January 15, 2007.
The CPHS hopes this practice will assist researchers plan for the preparation of continuing review materials, and to remember the date- like a birthday or your wedding anniversary.... You wouldn't forget your anniversary, would you? Rest assured, the CPHS plans to continue sending reminders by email when materials are due, as a courtesy and to help keep you on schedule.
Last Updated: 11/19/13