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.

Exempt Modification Guidance

Guidance: Requirements for Modification to Exempt Human Subjects Research

The Exempt Modification Guidance allows investigators to institute certain types of changes to exempt studies without submitting a modification request to the SBER IRB. This guidance will reduce the number of modifications that researchers need to submit to the IRB for review.

Please note: this guidance applies only to research that has received an exempt determination from the Tufts SBER IRB and does not apply to full board or expedited studies.

Animal Research Requiring IRB Review - Guidance

Guidance on when to send animal research studies to the Institutional Review Board (IRB)

Occasionally, research that focuses on the study of animals may also involve human participants. Consult this guidance to help understand the potential overlap between these types of research and when the study may need review by an IRB, in addition to the IACUC.