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 February 1, 2023

NIH Data Management and Sharing Policy Update: Learn more here.

TRAINING UPDATE: Effective October 1, 2022, all Cornell study personnel involved in Exempt research protocols are now required to complete CITI training in human participant research ethics. See details here. For more information about Cornell IRB training requirements, visit the IRB Training webpage.

COVID-19: Cornell IRB COVID-19 guidance and FAQs were last updated September 7, 2022. Face masks are still required for in-person, on-campus human participant research activities similar to clinical exams or procedures. Review the current guidance in its entirety here.

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 Zoom or phone--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. IRB staff are now using Microsoft Bookings to schedule Zoom consultations during official IRB Office Hours, as well as some other times each week.

In person: Paused as of March 12, 2020
Phone: 607-255-6182 (Myles); 607-254-5162 (Vanessa); 607-255-5138 (Joyel)

2022 dates: January 11 & 25; February 8 & 22; March 8 & 22; April 12 & 26; May 10 & 24; June 14 & 28; July 12 & 26; August 9 & 23; September 13 & 27; October 11 & 25; November 8 & 22; December 13.