If you are on the medical campus please visit the BUMC IRB website.
The Institutional Review Board (IRB) is a committee of scientists/doctors and non-scientists whose charge is to oversee the safety and protection of human subjects in research based on those regulations and guidelines as they apply to individual research studies. Governmental regulations and institutional policies exist to protect the rights and welfare, including privacy/confidentiality rights, of all human research subjects.
The IRB staff is a dedicated team of professionals dedicated to making the IRB process seamless and efficient.
Location, Contact & Hours
Charles River Campus IRB
25 Buick Street
Boston, MA 02215
Additional Services from IRB-CRC
Open Office Hours
The IRB office has open office hours on Mondays and Thursdays from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm. Please feel free to stop by to discuss your IRB questions with one of the IRB Analysts.
You may also contact our office to schedule an appointment to meet with an IRB analyst.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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