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Do not engage in research activity that involves human subjects or specimens until you have received a formal IRB approval letter from the IRB. Quality improvement projects, secondary data analysis and review of medical records are often human subjects research activities as well, so please contact the IRB to discuss your project and any submission requirements before starting any research activity.


The Tufts Health Sciences Institutional Review Board (IRB) is federally mandated to review, monitor and approve biomedical and social, behavioral, and educational research. Our goal is to ensure that any research study under Tufts IRB jurisdiction is in compliance with federal, state, and institutional regulations. The Tufts Health Sciences IRB upholds the highest standards, ensuring compliance with ethical principles and regulatory requirements, while serving the Tufts community of scholars and administering a thorough review in a timely and efficient manner.

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Tufts Health Sciences IRB
800 Washington Street, Box 817
Boston, MA 02111
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