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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

  • Read the September 2017 newsletter!
  • New NIH Policy for Issuing Certificates of Confidentiality (CoC) The NIH has released an updated policy on certificates of confidentiality (CoCs) which will go into effect on October 1, 2017. Learn More

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

  • Changes to the Common Rule, the regulations governing human subjects research, will take effect January 19, 2018. Learn More


IRB Office Hours (New times!)

IRB Protocol Tools

Biomedical Templates

Newsletter Archive

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