The Tufts Health Sciences Institutional Review Board (HS IRB) reviews, monitors and approve biomedical and social, behavioral, and educational research. DRA assists the study team with preparing the paperwork for IRB submission. Please contact Ann-Marie.Billig@tufts.edu with any questions. Please click here for more information about Tufts HS IRB and see links to highlighted research-related policies and guidance below.
Human Subjects Research Policies
Many policies and regulations govern the Tufts Health Sciences IRB and Human Research Protection Program (HRPP).
HS IRB Investigatior Manual
This “INVESTIGATOR MANUAL (HRP-103)” is designed to guide you through policies and procedures related to the conduct of Human Research that are specific to this institution. General information regarding Human Research protections and relevant federal regulations and guidance is incorporated into the required human protections training.
PI Eligibility Policy
A Principal Investigator (PI) is the individual responsible for carrying out a scientifically sound, ethical research study consistent with the research plans approved by an IRB. The PI must possess the expertise, time and commitment to conduct and provide the necessary oversight for all aspects of the study, and must be willing to accept full responsibility for the study, including the supervision of any co-investigators, research staff and students. At TUSDM, students may not be PI.