Boston College Institutional Review Board
The Boston College Institutional Review Board's (IRB) mission is to protect the rights and welfare of people who take part in research at Boston College. Federal regulations and University Policy require prospective review and approval of all human subject research conducted by faculty, staff, or students. As with Boston College's Jesuit tradition of excellence, service and beneficence, the goal of the IRB is to ensure the safe and ethical treatment of research participants.
How do I get help and information on the status of my application?
Call the Office for Research Protections (ORP). ORP staff will help you navigate your way through the IRB process.
Office for Research Protections (ORP)
Waul House, 3rd Floor
Director - Dr. Stephen Erickson: firstname.lastname@example.org
NEWS & INFORMATION
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Online Ethics Training Courses:
Instructions for CITI:
Refresher course: Log-in. Add a course. Social and Behavioral Research Investigators. Refresher course.
Instructions for NIH:
Readability of Consent Forms. It is the researcher’s responsibility to ensure that consent documents are understandable to the participants. To facilitate this, the protocol application forms have been amended to include a section in which the researcher will indicate how the readability level of the consent form has been verified. In addition, a document can be found on our Sample Forms page that provides researchers with guidance on how to reduce the readability/comprehension level of consent documents.
Please remember to submit training certificates for all research staff with your application. Please note that the only training certificates that are accepted from the CITI program are the Biomedical or Social/Behavioral CITI modules.
Academic Year 2012-2013
September 19, 2012
October 17, 2012
November 21, 2012
December 19, 2012
January 16, 2013
February 20, 2013
March 20, 2013
April 17, 2013
May 15, 2013
July 17, 2013
August 21, 2013
* Only greater than minimal risk research is reviewed at a convened meeting.