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 January 12, 2022

New IRB protocol management system (RASS-IRB) set to launch week of January 31, 2022! Deadline for submissions via email will be 5pm on Friday, January 21. Click to read more.

Cornell's Ithaca Campus has moved back to COVID-19 Alert Level Yellow. Please regularly check the Cornell COVID Dashboard, the Research Continuity Guidance webpage, and the IRB website for information about how the pandemic is impacting Cornell research with human participants. We also regularly update our IRB COVID-19 FAQs and guidance materials for research on campus during the pandemic. Contact with any questions or concerns.

The IRB office published a newsletter on October 28, 2021. Click to read more.

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.

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

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.