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


On January 1, 2020, the electronic IRB system (eIRB) went live for both the Tufts Social, Behavioral & Education IRB and Tufts Health Sciences IRB.

To access eIRB, go to or Log in via either your Tufts University or Tufts Medical Center login credentials. If you have both, either login will bring you to your account in eIRB.

Visit the Tufts SBER IRB website for eIRB training workshops schedules, video tutorials, guidance documents, tips for students PIs and Faculty Advisors, and more. Email ovpr-knowledge& to sign up for a training workshop!

The SBER IRB Office will no longer accept emailed or paper submissions for any new or existing study.

Contact Us 
75 Kneeland, Suite 600
Boston Campus

You may also contact IRB Staff members directly.

Join Us for Open Office Hours

  • Medford Campus: Mon, 11am-1pm at 574 Boston Ave, Room 119
  • Boston Campus: Tues, 11am-1pm at 75 Kneeland St, Room 629
    (Please note: Boston office hours have been changed from Wednesday to Tuesday)

No appointments necessary. Before attending, check the website for any cancellations.


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