The NYU office that oversees the IRB process is called the University Committee on Activities Involving Human Subjects (UCAIHS). The UCAIHS website contains instructions on how to submit an IRB application using the Cayuse IRB System. It also provides documents with guidelines about how to address a range of issues related to conducting research with human subjects. Here is a list of some of the guideline documents they provide:
- Collaborative research involving human subjects
- Prisoner Guidance
- Undergraduate Student (Classroom) Research
- Language for Consent Forms
- Language for Parental Permission Forms
- Language for Child Assent (under age 12)
- Sample Language for Consent Forms
- International Research
- Instructions for Events Requiring Prompt Reporting to the IRB (UPIRSO)
- Summary Guidance on Certificates of Confidentiality
The SSSW Office for Research will provide assistance in navigating the IRB process for funded research.
Completion of Tutorials and Certification
Starting May 25th, NYU will transition to Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) training modules for Human Subjects, available at www.citiprogram.org.
PIs, Faculty Sponsors and Key Personnel--all individuals responsible for the design and conduct of a research study--who have not completed the UCAIHS administered certification exam prior to the transition will be required to take and pass the NYU CITI training modules, with an 80 or above as per the University's Federal Wide Assurance.
If you have already taken the CITI training at another institution, you may check to confirm that what you have taken includes all the modules required by NYU. If so, you may add NYU to your profile.
Is IRB Review Needed for My Research?
Some projects involving human subjects do not need IRB approval. For example, class projects that are non-intrusive, do not focus on risk populations, and that are not intended to be published often do not require IRB review. Determine if your project requires review.
Contact with UCAIHS
To ask questions of UCAIHS via email, use firstname.lastname@example.org. To review the status of your application, use the Cayuse IRB Manual (pages 17-21). The general phone number for UCAHIS is (212) 998-4808.
Key contact persons in the NYU IRB office are:
Alison Dewhurst, Human Research Compliance Director, email@example.com
Gretchen Borges, Senior IRB Administrator, firstname.lastname@example.org
Marguarette Bolton-Blatt, CIP, IRB Administrator, email@example.com
Liz Andersen, Assistant IRB Administrator, firstname.lastname@example.org
Austin Browning, IRB Systems Analyst, email@example.com
DROP-IN CONSULTATION HOURS WITH UCAIHS
See the drop-in hours for UCAIHS for one-on-one, face-to-face consultation for IRB projects or IRB issues.
SSSW Contact Person
Dr. Jeane Anastas, a faculty member in SSSW, has kindly offered to answer questions about IRB issues if you encounter unusual circumstances or need advice on how to address an IRB matter.