Not Sure Where to Start?

Taking the first step towards a research project can feel overwhelming. Helpful guidance is available through Irving Institute, VP&S, and CUIMC faculty. If you have questions about how to get started, you can get answers by reaching out to the following offices: 

Email the Irving Institute 
Ask us how we can support your work in clinical and translational research.

Helps facilitate the highest caliber of biomedical research among the VP&S faculty, students, and staff at Columbia University Irving Medical Center.

The Office of the Executive Vice President for Research has overall responsibility for the University's research enterprise at all locations, including the Morningside and Manhattanville campuses, Columbia University Medical Center, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory and Nevis Laboratories, and internationally. 

Research Handbooks and Policies: How to stay compliant while conducting research

Research Training Finder: Interactive tool that identifies which research compliance training modules may be required 

Responsible for the review of human subjects research conducted by faculty, employees, staff, and students at CUMC and NYP. The IRB office provides guidance and resources needed for setting up and conducting studies involving humans. 

IRB consultation service for human subject research protocol submissions

Facilitates quality clinical trial research - the effective and efficient evaluation of new pharmaceuticals and medical devices - by providing the Columbia University Irving Medical Center research community with comprehensive administrative services that help move trials quickly from initial proposal through contract execution. We assist with trials supported by federal and foundation grants and industry contracts, including investigator-initiated trials. 

Works with faculty and researchers so that they may lead successful and fulfilling careers across the four health science schools of the medical center: the Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons, the Mailman School of Public Health, the College of Dental Medicine and the School of Nursing.