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AAHRPP Accreditation BadgeThe 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.


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All recruitment materials need to be approved by the IRB office. The following information may be included in advertisements: a) Contact information, so the potential subject can contact a research team member for further information b) The location of the research c) The condition being studied and/or the purpose of the research. d) A short summary of the criteria that will be used to determine eligibility for the study. e) The time commitment required of the subjects. f) A brief list of any potential benefits (e.g. no cost of health exam). Refer to the FDA Guidance on Recruitment for more information.

Quarterly Newsletter

Have you subscribed to our newsletter? We provide periodic updates and useful information from the IRB office for Investigators, Coordinators, and other members of your research team. These include recent announcements, reminders and tips for IRB submissions! Email if you would like to be added.

Contact Us

To drop off submissions please send documents through interdepartmental mail, box# 817 or bring to our office: Tupper Building, 1st Floor, 15 Kneeland St.

IRB Office Staff

External Mailing Address:
Tufts Health Sciences IRB
800 Washington Street, Box 817
Boston, MA 02111

Internal Mailing Address:
Institutional Review Board
Tufts MC Box 817
Boston, MA 02111

Physical Address:
15 Kneeland Street (Tupper Building), 1st floor

IRB Main Office Number:
(617) 636-7512