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​​​​​​​Institutional Review Board


The Institutional Review Board ("IRB") is OPEN, however we are conducting business remotely, until further notice. 

IMPORTANT: Please read the Human Subjects Research Guidelines.BSU COVID-19 Human Subjects Research Guidelines.pdfBSU COVID-19 Human Subjects Research Guidelines.pdf  NOTE: At the top of the checklist page, there is a link to the Qualtrix form that Principal Investigators are required to complete prior to IRB review of applications.  

Please forward your IRB applications via email only to Elizabeth Spievak and Nancy Carreira No hand-delivered applications will be received.



When an investigator obtains data through intervention or interaction with a living individual or accesses identifiable private personal information, the IRB should be consulted.  

Human Subject Research 
The University’s policy on the use of human subjects encompasses research development, testing, and evaluation designed to develop or contribute to generalizable knowledge.  Please make sure to read BSU's COVID-19 Human Subjects Research Guidelines.  

Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI)
CITI is the training site for certification of training in human subject research, animal subject research and responsible conduct of research. Certification is valid for 4 years and will need to be renewed upon expiration. 

IRB Meeting Schedule, Policies and Procedures

Please read: BSU COVID-19 Human Subjects Research Guidelines, IRB policies and procedures, including board membership, conflict of interest, meeting procedures, and investigator guidelines.


Please remember that as the Principal Investigator (“PI”), you are ultimately responsible for the application, materials, project execution, and overall accuracy of the application prior to submitting it for IRB review.  As PI, you should be communicating with the IRB should it be necessary, not your students.  It is NOT the responsibility of the IRB Committee to serve as an additional editor and advisor for student projects.   

The IRB's charge is ethical, not education.  We are focused on regulatory compliance with federal guidelines.

Thank you in advance for ensuring that all of your submissions are fully complete, professonal and clearly written, otherwise the application will be denied.



Institutional Review Board
Contact info:

Maxwell Library, Room 200
10 Shaw Road
Bridgewater, MA 02325
Tel: 508.531.1242
Fax: 508.531.1783