Welcome to UMass Medical School Institutional Review Board

If you plan to conduct research involving human subjects, the research study must be reviewed and approved by the UMass Institutional Review Board before the study begins. Constituted as the Committee for the Protection of Human Subjects in Research, the UMass IRB serves as IRB of record for all human research conducted by UMass faculty and investigators at the Medical School or at associated research locations, including the campuses of UMass Memorial Medical Center and the member hospitals of UMass Memorial Health Care.

Detailed instructions on how to submit a research study to the IRB can be found in the Investigator’s Manual. Additional help is always available at the IRB Office at 508-856-4261 or email: IRB@umassmed.edu. We look forward to assisting you!

Visiting the IRB in-person? 
Use the back elevators (past Conquering Diseases on the left and passing through the double set of doors at the end of the long hallway)
to reach the 7th floor of the ACC. 
Badge access is required.
The 7th floor VA clinic has opened, and the IRB is no longer readily accessible from the main ACC elevators.

Click here to see the presentation slides on "HIPAA and Research" 

**Tip of the month**

March 2017

Are you working on a Continuing Review? Want to review what you reported to the IRB last year? To review last year's continuing review submission, go to the "Parent Study" (i.e. the initial submission) and select the "Follow-On Submission's tab. Locate the last Continuing Review (or Continuing Review/Modification) in this tab by reviewing the "Submission Type" column, and clicking on the submission nickname located in the "Name" column. Once in the previous Continuing Review workspace (this wil say "Approved" in a blue box in the upper left hand of the screen), click "PRINT CR/Modification." This will allow you to review last year's submission.                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                        Tips for 2017

Federalwide Assurance:
Expiration Date:


IRB Registration #:
IRB 1: IRB00000269
IRB 2: IRB00000270

Statement of Compliance

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