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!

News & Announcements

IRB IS MOVING!! *** In conjunction with the move of the Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS), on January 26th the IRB office will be moving to the 7th floor of the ACC.***  

New eIRB Training starting September 2014!!! 



click Job Aids FOR HELP...


eIRB button The IRB is proud to announce that eIRB is now Live. Go to https://eresearch.umassmed.edu/OVPR to access the site. For additional assistance, please call 508-856-4261.
JobAidAsst We have added Job Aids to assist you in completing your eIRB submissions. Please visit Job Aids for more details
paperless IRB The eIRB is expected to save hundreds of thousands of sheets of paper each year. Click on the link to read more on GROWING GREEN
education We have added new training sessions starting September 2014. Click education and training for full schedule

We Have Moved !
IRB has relocated to S1-710 on 05/29/2012.

Federalwide Assurance:
Expiration Date:


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

Statement of Compliance