Social, Behavioral, and Educational Research IRB

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


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New SBER IRB Guidance on Recruitment Materials

The SBER IRB has created a new guidance document for use by Tufts human subjects researchers.  Our Recruitment Materials Guidance is intended to provide information to Tufts researchers about content recommendations related to recruitment materials as well as University guidelines and policies that impact what may or may not be included in recruitment materials.  This guidance is now available on the SBER IRB Guidance page.  As always, if you have any questions, please contact the SBER IRB at


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