Institutional Review Board Office & Services
The CRC IRB is fully accredited by AAHRPP.
The Institutional Review Board (IRB) is a committee of scientists and non-scientists whose charge is to oversee the safety and protection of human subjects in research based on ethical guidelines, federal regulations, state laws, and institutional policies as they apply to individual research studies. The IRB staff is a team of professionals dedicated to making the IRB process seamless and efficient for Investigators on the Charles River Campus.
If you are on BU’s Medical Campus, please visit the BUMC IRB website.
We can help with…
- Initial submissions for human subjects research
- Continuing review and annual check-ins
- Amendments and modifications
- Reporting incidents
- Reliance agreements for multisite studies
- Quality improvement
Charles River Campus IRB
25 Buick Street
Boston, MA 02215
Monday-Friday, 9 am-5 pm
Virtual Office Hours
Date/Time: 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month, 1-2 pmRSVP (Kerberos log-in required)
Additional Services from IRB-CRC
Upon request, the IRB can provide training to your class, research staff or department. The IRB can incorporate an education session as part of a class or as part of a faculty meeting.
The IRB can conduct presentations to meet the specific needs and interests of your class or department. Email us at email@example.com or call us at 617- 358-6115 to begin the process.
Post Approval Support, Study Review, and Auditing
The Quality Assurance/Improvement (QA/QI) Program is available to assist investigators with managing and organizing their research studies to ensure that they are in compliance with applicable regulations, laws and institutional policies.
Before beginning your research, we encourage you to set up an appointment with the QA/QI Specialist to help you get started off right. The QA/QI Program is also able to assist you throughout the course of your study.