Social, Behavioral & Educational Research IRB

The Social, Behavioral and Educational Research IRB (SBER IRB) reviews research involving human research subjects to ensure regulatory compliance.


SBER IRB Office Attending PRIM&R Conference

The Tufts SBER IRB Office will be attending PRIM&R's Annual Conference from Dec 12th - Dec 15th. We will be monitoring our Inboxes for urgent inquiries; however, you will experience a delay in response to all other inquiries and submission updates during this period. We appreciate your patience and understanding as our office takes this opportunity to expand our knowledge base.

New eIRB Tip Sheet - Submit a Not Research/Not Human Subjects Research Request

To supplement the Not Research/Not Human Subjects Research Request Form that was launched this past summer, our office has created a corresponding Tip Sheet to help you navigate this unique request process. The new eIRB Tip Sheet: Submit a NR/NHSR Request can be found on our "eIRB Tips for SBER IRB studies" webpage.

New eIRB Tip Sheet - Submit a Not Engaged Request

Have you ever been asked by another institution for documentation that you are not engaged in the research? If so, the process on how to request formal documentation of a Not Engaged determination is outlined in our new eIRB Tip Sheet: Submit a Not Engaged Request, which is available on our eIRB Tips for SBER IRB Studies webpage."


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 the SBER IRB Office with questions regarding IRB proposals, using eIRB, the review process, and any other information needed