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Welcome to the Web site of the Institutional Review Board of Boston University Medical Campus and Boston Medical Center.


A new protocol template to be used by investigators where a sponsor’s protocol is not available has been posted <here>. For new studies submitted on or after November 1, 2016, a detailed protocol MUST be attached for clinical trials involving a drug, device, or surgical intervention.

The Clinical Research Seminar on Wednesday, October 26 will cover the new protocol and other IRB templates.

New consent form templates have been posted <here>. Right now, their use is optional. New studies submitted on or after November 1, 2016 MUST use the new templates.

Workshops on the new consent form templates are continuing through Friday, October 7. All workshops are in Evans 747. Click here for dates and times.


INSPIR II stands for the Integrated Network for Subject Protection In Research. It is BUMC IRB’s electronic system for submissions of human subject research.

Click on INSPIR II tab in the Navigation menu (top or right) (or on the image)to visit the INSPIR II Home Page.   



For Location and Directions to the IRB, click here.

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