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

News Updates:

  • Effective September 1, 2015, submissions to the IRB that indicate the use of infectious agents, synthetic nucleic acids or radiation will be required to provide documentation that the protocol and consent has been reviewed and approved by IBC and/or RSC prior to IRB review. Click on the link for details IBC/RSC Review

The IRB has moved to a NEW LOCATION:
362 Plantation Street, Ambulatory Care Center (Aka ACC Bldg), 7th Fl.

Choose what works for you...View our Job Aids & newly revised Videos here or sign up for eIRB Training with one of our IRB Staff members here.

Click on the eIRB login button to your left or click on the link https://eresearch.umassmed.edu/OVPR for quick access to the IRB electronic system

For additional assistance, please call 508-856-4261.

Federalwide Assurance:
Expiration Date:


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

Statement of Compliance

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