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Institutional Review Board

Important Announcement as of March 13, 2020
See FAQs for information on the Impact of COVID-19 on Human Subjects Research

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 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: