The Charles River Campus (CRC) Institutional Review Board (IRB) is responsible for reviewing and approving research with human subjects that is conducted by CRC researchers. The purpose of the IRB is to protect the rights and welfare of research subjects and to assure that the research it approves is in accordance with ethical guidelines, federal regulations, state law, IRB policies and procedures, and best practices. BU researchers are responsible for carrying out the ethical conduct of research with human subjects in accordance with their approved protocols and the rules, regulations, and policies of the IRB.

Researchers on BU’s Medical Campus should make use of the BUMC IRB website.

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Human Subjects Training

The Charles River Campus IRB requires all individuals involved in human subjects research to complete training in human subjects protection.

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New Proposal Requirements for NIH-funded Research

NIH has issued a new Data Management and Sharing Policy to promote the sharing of scientific data from NIH-funded research. As of Wednesday, January 25, 2023, the NIH expects investigators to submit a formal plan for review when applying for funding.

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