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 August 3, 2022

Effective October 1, 2022, all Cornell study personnel involved in Exempt research protocols will be required to complete CITI training in human participant research ethics. A newsletter was sent to current IRB PIs and Faculty Advisors on 7/29/22 with more details (see contents here). For more information about Cornell IRB training requirements, visit the IRB Training webpage.

Cornell's IRB is using the RASS-IRB system for new protocol submissions, continuing reviews, amendments, and adverse event and protocol deviation reporting. See more details about the transition to RASS-IRB here. Find how-to documentation and recordings of Zoom training sessions on the RASS Guide Site.

For help, questions, or feedback about the RASS-IRB system, contact the RASS team at: rass@research.cornell.edu. For content-related questions about your IRB protocol or other human participant research topics, email irbhp@cornell.edu per usual. You can also schedule a Zoom meeting with members of the RASS or IRB teams via Microsoft Bookings.

Face masks are still required for in-person, on-campus human participant research. For more information, visit the Cornell IRB COVID-19 FAQs and guidance materials for research on campus during the pandemic, the Cornell COVID Dashboard, and the Cornell Research Continuity Guidance webpage.

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)
Email: irbhp@cornell.edu

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.