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The Social, Behavioral & Educational Research Institutional Review Board (SBER IRB) is a panel of Tufts' faculty, staff, and community members that reviews all human subject research to ensure the safety and welfare of research participants. The IRB ensures that any research study under its jurisdiction is in compliance with federal, state, and institutional regulations. Only the IRB has the authority to approve human subject research.

The IRB is committed to helping promote research among students, faculty, and staff at Tufts University. Please contact us with questions regarding IRB proposals, operations, and any other information for which we can provide assistance.

Contact Us

By email at
By phone at 617.627.8804 or 617.627.6175

Join Us for Open Office Hours – No Appointments are Necessary

Tuesday: 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Friday: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

We are Moving!

The SBER IRB Office along with all other OVPR offices will be relocating to the Boston campus.  Our new office will be located on the 6th floor of 75 Kneeland. We will continue to hold office hours on the Medford campus on Tuesdays (2-4) and Friday (10-12) in 574 Boston Ave, Room 221.

Due to the office relocation and university holiday, the SBER IRB Office will be closed 11/21 - 11/27

Please note: There will be delays in response and turnaround time during this transition.

IRB Staff

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