Institutional Review Board
The Boston Medical Center and Boston University Medical Campus Institutional Review Board (IRB) provides ethical review of human subjects research to protect the rights and welfare of human subjects of research and to assure that human research is conducted according to applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations and the relevant policies of the Human Research Protection Program, Boston Medical Center, and Boston University.
Investigators must submit planned human subjects research for IRB review using INSPIR II and no human subjects research activities may be carried out until the IRB has provided approval or an exemption determination. Principal Investigators have the ultimate responsibility for the conduct of the study and protection of human subjects.
We have recently posted information about the new Final Common Rule that is effective January 19, 2018.
NEW CONSENT FORM TEMPLATES required for all new submissions to be compliant with New Common Rule.
We encourage you to contact us with any questions, including coming to weekly drop-in hours. Also see the CR TIMES for what’s new with the IRB and IRB Review Times & User Satisfaction for information about the performance of the IRB.
Additional information about IRB requirements may be found by contacting us or at the following links: