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The Office of Research Policy & Training (RPT) evaluates and manages centralized research policies and research training and professional development so that our employees meet regulatory, industry and institutional standards and requirements.


Northwell Health research policies

Northwell Health research policies apply to all Northwell Health employees, as well as medical staff, volunteers, students, trainees, physician office staff, contractors, trustees and other persons performing work for or at Northwell Health; faculty and students of the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell conducting research on behalf of the Zucker School of Medicine on or at any Northwell Health facility; and the faculty and students of the Zucker School of Medicine Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies. A full list of Northwell Health research policies can be found on the Intranet

Examples of health system research policies include: Research with Human Subjects, Review and Management of External Interests (COIs) in Research (Individual), Research Misconduct, Visiting Scientists and Scholars for Research, Requirements for Registration of Clinical Research Studies and Principal Investigators for Sponsored Research, among others

Human Research Protection Program (HRPP) policies and procedures

The HRPP Policy and Procedure Manual reflects the policy and procedures of the Northwell Health Human Research Protection Program. The HRPP Policies and Procedures Manual applies when using the Northwell Health IRB. The IRB Fee Schedule policy details how fees are calculated for IRB review and processing performed by the Northwell Health Institutional Review Board. Email [email protected] or call (516) 465-1910 with questions.

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Animal Research Program (ARP) policies and standard operating procedures (SOPs)

The ARP policies and SOPs apply to those who work in animal research and can be found on the ARP intranet webpage. This includes the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) Policy and Procedure Manual, animal care and use guidelines, the Center for Comparative Physiology (CCP) SOPs, and applications and forms.

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Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) policies and procedures

The IBC Policies and Procedures Manual reflects the policies and procedures of the Northwell Health Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC). The IBC Policies and Procedures Manual applies when using the Northwell Health IBC. Access the IBC Policies and Procedure Manual from the IBC intranet webpage. Email [email protected] or call (516) 465-2717 with questions.

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Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S) Safety Manual

The EH&S Safety Manual can be found on the Safety Office’s intranet webpage. Some policies and SOPs within the Safety Manual apply only to those who work at 350 Community Drive and other policies and SOPs are applicable to all research personnel. Email [email protected] or (516) 562-1178 with questions.

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Facility/Departmental/Programmatic policies and standard operating procedures (SOPs)

There may be policies and SOPs that are specific to your facility, department and/or research program. Contact your site leadership or research program administrative director if you have questions about your facility/departmental/programmatic policies and SOPs.

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Training and professional development

Training current and future generations of scientific leaders is a key part of Northwell Health's commitment to advancing medicine through research. We are committed to providing the research community we support with high quality, continuous training and professional development. Employees can find more information on learning opportunities and resources, CITI Program, and other educational events on the RPT intranet webpage.

Public Research Education Program (PREP)

PREP is a series of CME-accredited classes designed to increase the quality of research, enhance and expand investigator capacity, and increase the efficiency of research. Classes are lecture-style courses or hands-on, interactive workshops, and are free. We invite all Northwell Health employees, students and volunteers, as well as research collaborators and community partners, to attend.

Click here for the class schedule and program details. Select courses are available via WebEx. Unless otherwise noted, PREP is held at 350 Community Drive, Manhasset, NY. Light refreshments are served and parking validation for the North Shore University Hospital visitor lot is available.

Employees must register for PREP classes through iLearn

Non-employees should email [email protected] to register. Additional information about iLearn can be found in the intranet here.

Contact information

125 Community Drive
Great Neck, NY 11021
Tel: (516) 465-2711
Email: [email protected]