The goal of the Institutional Review Board (IRB) committee is to protect human subjects involved in research by reviewing and monitoring research activities to ensure that subjects are treated fairly and risks are minimized.



Regulations of the Institutional Review Board of the Madlyn and Leonard Abramson Center for Jewish Life

Financial Conflict of Interest Policy

DHHS Final Guidance Document on Financial Relationships in Research Involving Human Subjects: Guidance on Human Subject Protection

Research Funded by Federal Agencies: Title 45, Part 46, Protection of Human Subjects (45CFR46 

Belmont Report



The IRB materials below are Word documents. After opening a form, select 'File' and 'Save As' to save a copy on your own computer. Please print completed forms to submit. Forms are due to the IRB administrator by the first Monday of the month that the application is to be reviewed.

The Office of Human Research Protection has designed the following aids to determine if a study involves human subjects and must be reviewed by an Institutional Review Board: Human Subject Decision Charts

Initial Review Forms

Application for Initial Review - Other Abramson Center for Jewish Life Staff 

Application for Initial Review - Polisher Research Institute Staff

Application for Initial Review - Outside Investigators

Continuation Review Form 

Application for Continuation Review


Other Forms

Protocol Close-Out Form


Request for Change in Protocol

Adverse Event Form 


Conflict of Interest Forms

Conflict of Interest Affidavit - Investigator

Conflict of Interest Affidavit - Non-Investigator



Informed Consent Guidelines

The Signatory Official, Human Protections Administrator and IRB Chair are required to complete the following training:
Office of Human Research Protection: Human Subject Assurance Training


IRB Chair, committee members, investigators, and key research personnel are required to complete the following tutorial:
National Institutes of Health: Human Participant Protections Education for Research Teams


**Please submit a certificate of completion to