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About the Institutional Review Board (IRB) for Human Participants

All research that involves human participants must be either exempted from review or approved by Cornell's Institutional Review Board (IRB) before it can be initiated. Learn More

News from the IRB

  • Protocol Processing Freeze: January 16-26, 2018. The January 2018 IRB protocol review schedule is going to be impacted by implementation of the revised Common Rule. Learn More

  • The New Common Rule regulating human subjects research goes into effect January 19, 2018. Learn More

  • New NIH policies affecting human subjects research. On December 15, the IRB and the Office of Sponsored Programs presented a faculty forum outlining significant policy changes that impact human participant research funded by the NIH. In many cases the new policies require that certain actions be taken by the PI at the point of funding submission. Learn More

  • New Video Resource from the Cornell IRB Office: Informed Consent 101


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Contact Information

Janet Jayne
IRB Administrator
t. 607-255-5138

Vanessa McCaffery
Compliance Administrator
t. 607-254-5162

Guilaine Senecal
Assistant Director, ORIA
t. 607-255-8994

East Hill Office Building
395 Pine Tree Road, Suite 320
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14850

f. 607-255-0758