Institutional Review Board for Human Participant Research (IRB) Office

Institutional Review Board for Human Participant Research (IRB) Office

East Hill Office Building (EHOB)
Suite 320
395 Pine Tree Road
Ithaca, NY 14850
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

UPDATED 07/30/2020:

Cornell University has been cleared by New York state to restart research activities, in a staged, limited manner. In mid-May, the Cornell Research and Operations Reactivation Committee published a guide for the safe restart of the university's research, which includes the requirement that researchers must submit a reactivation plan to their college/unit for approval before returning to campus.

On July 1, a sub-committee on Human Subjects Research Reactivation published new guidelines for reactivating in-person human subjects research on Cornell’s Ithaca, Geneva, and Cornell Tech campuses. These guidelines provide a means for each college/unit to decide if a research reactivation plan that involves in-person, on-campus human subjects research can be approved. Any changes to IRB protocols must also be reviewed by the IRB.

On July 28, the IRB published additional guidance for investigators on conducting in-person research during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Please visit the IRB COVID-19 FAQs page for updates and contact the IRB if you have any questions.

All research at Cornell that involves human participants must be either exempted from review or approved by the Institutional Review Board for Human Participants (IRB). The Cornell IRB office operates a Human Research Protection Program to protect the welfare of individuals who participate in research at the University.

For more information about IRB policies, federal regulations, training, and protocol submission procedures, visit Research with Human Participants.

Due to COVID-19 concerns, IRB Office Hours will be held via phone and email--not in person--for the foreseeable future.

IRB Office Hours
IRB staff are available bi-weekly on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month, 1-4pm, to provide assistance with IRB applications and other IRB-related questions or concerns. Appointments are not necessary, but encouraged.

In person: Paused as of March 12, 2020
Phone: (607) 255-6182; (607) 254-5162; (607) 255-5138
Email: irbhp@cornell.edu

2020 dates: January 14 & 28; February 11 & 25; March 10 & 24; April 14 & 28; May 12 & 26; June 9 & 23; July 14 & 28; August 11 & 25; September 8 & 22; October 13 & 27; November 10 & 24; December 8 & 22.