Any revisions to the ICF are considered an amendment and must be submitted to the IRB for review and approval prior to use. Revisions should never be handwritten into the ICF and then used to consent subjects. Refer to the IRB’s Amendment website page for more information on revising ICFs and submitting amendments.
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.