There are special requirements for enrolling wards of the state in a research study. If your study may enroll wards of the state, provide a plan in your protocol that describes how they will be enrolled. Refer to the IRB’s Wards of the State policy for additional information.
The Tufts Health Sciences Institutional Review Board (HS 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.