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IRB Policy on Triennial Review implemented November 2013.

*New* Guidance for Researchers:

Does your research activity need IRB review?

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IRB Help Sessions:
IRB staff holds monthly Protocol Workshops at various campus locations, to provide guidance and hands on assistance with application forms, and on navigating the IRB process. See schedule below. We hope to see you at one of the help sessions.

Upcoming Events (click event name to see details)



Other News from the IRB Office:

The October 2014 IRB Newsletter is available here. Topics in the October newsletter are:

  • Revised Decision Tree: Does your research project need review by the IRB office?
  • New IRB Guidance
    • Research Involving Existing or Secondary Data, Documents or Records
    • IRB Review of International Research
    • Oral and Life Histories, Case Studies and Journalism
  • IRB Protocol Help Sessions/Workshops - dates and locations
  • How Long will it take for my IRB Application to get approved?
  • New - Check completion status of IRB Training
  • Having trouble downloading IRB forms?

International Human Research Standards
Every year, the federal Office for Human Research Protections releases a compilation of laws, regulations, and guidelines from over 100 different countries, as well as standards from a number of international and regional organizations.  The IRB encourages investigators planning international research with human participants to consult the 2014 Edition of the International Compilation of Human Research Standards to help determine if there are special requirements for informed consent processes, research ethics committee review, reporting requirements, protection of vulnerable populations, and other research-related activities. Copies of the 2014 Edition of the International Compilation are available here:

Additionally, Cornell’s IRB Policy on International Human Research provides information and guidance for investigators on Federal, New York State, and Cornell requirements for research conducted in other countries.

Contact Information

Matthew Aldridge, CIP
Sr. IRB Administrator
t. 607-255-6182

Myles Gideon
IRB Compliance Administrator
t. 607-254-5162

Denise Payne
IRB Administrator
t. 607-255-5138

East Hill Office Building
395 Pine Tree Road, Suite 320
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14850

f. 607-255-0758
e. irbhp@cornell.edu