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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

  • New NIH policy regarding NIH funded multi-site projects

    On June 21, 2016, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) published the "Final NIH Policy on the Use of a Single Institutional Review Board for Multi-Site Research" which will go into effect on May 25, 2017. Learn More

  • The NIH has a new portal for human subjects research with useful resources, guidance, etc.
  • IRB Training Renewal Requirement Update
  • Calendar of Events
  • Read the March 2016 issue now! - Newsletter Archive


IRB Open Office Hours

IRB Protocols

Contact Information

Myles Gideon
Sr. IRB Administrator
t. 607-255-6182

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