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Institutional Review Board Policies, Structure & Accreditation

The Institutional Review Board (IRB) at NYU Grossman School of Medicine promotes and protects the welfare and rights of all human research participants. Our policies and procedures manual, “NYU Langone Health Policies and Procedures for Human Subjects Research Protection,” details not only the policies and regulations governing research with human subjects, but also the procedures for submitting research proposals for review. These policies and procedures apply to all research involving human subjects when NYU Grossman School of Medicine faculty, staff, students, or facilities are involved, regardless of sponsorship or performance site.

There are five IRBs at NYU Grossman School of Medicine, four of which convene monthly. The fifth board, Board E, meets on an ad hoc or emergency basis. Each of these committees is composed of faculty, staff, and community representatives, and includes both scientist and nonscientists.

Submissions that require full board review are assigned to the next scheduled board meeting. If you have questions about your IRB submission after you know which IRB will review your submission, call or email an IRB coordinator. If your question is not specific to an IRB submission, email IRB Operations at Do not use this address to send in your IRB submission; you must use Research Navigator.

If you are currently participating in a research study and would like to talk to the IRB about a question, concern, or complaint, please call our office at 212-263-4110. You can also schedule a visit with us at NYU Langone’s Office of Science and Research during regular office hours.


NYU Grossman School of Medicine’s Human Research Protections Program was the first institution in New York City to be awarded full accreditation by the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs (AAHRPP).