Office of Regulatory and Research Compliance

PLEASE NOTE:

Due to recent staff shortages in the Office of Regulatory and Research Compliance --- IRB and IACUC committee administration ---  as well as increasing volume of applications submitted in recent weeks, reviews are running behind schedule for all applications.

  • We are unable to guarantee that your submission will be reviewed at a particular meeting or on a particular timeline.  However, if you have approval timeline concerns or requests, please contact us and we will do our best to make accommodations.
  • Please submit your completed applications as early as possible for planned activities.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at 518-437-3850 or at [email protected].

For questions about human subject research protections, email us at [email protected]

For questions about animal use for research or teaching, email us at  [email protected]

NOTE:  ALL IRB AND IACUC APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED VIA EMAILWE NO LONGER ACCEPT PAPER SUBMISSIONS.

  • IRB APPLICATIONS MUST BE EMAILED TO: [email protected]  See full guidance under IRB tab, below.
  • IACUC APPLICATIONS MUST BE EMAILED TO: [email protected] See full guidance under IACUC tab, below.

    IRB Instructions and Guidance for submitting IRB study review requests. Please read carefully; requests that do not follow instructions will be returned without review.

    What if I am not a UAlbany faculty, student, or staff, and want to conduct research at UAlbany?
    External (unaffiliated) investigators who wish to conduct research that takes place on the UAlbany campus or that involves UAlbany faculty, students, or staff, must obtain approval from their institution's IRB and must also obtain UAlbany institutional permission from both of the following two UAlbany officials:

    Office of Regulatory and Research Compliance (ORRC); and
    Institutional Research, Planning and Effectiveness (IR).

    Full instructions are found here.

     

    IACUC Instructions and Guidance for submitting IACUC study review requests. Please read carefully; requests that do not follow instructions will be returned without review.

     

    IRB Staff Consultations

    IRB consultation is provided to facilitate the submission of complete applications to the IRB, which will, in turn, reduce study protocol review time; increase compliance in the conduct of the research, and facilitate required reporting.

    Questions about preparing an IRB submission, responding to IRB requests, understanding IRB policies, obtaining informed consent, and reporting unanticipated problems are among those that may be answered during consultations.

    To schedule a consultation, please call the Office for Regulatory and Research Compliance main line (518-437-3850) or email [email protected]Note, walk-in meetings are NOT available; meetings are by appointment only.

    Information for Research Study Participants

    IACUC Staff Consultations

    IACUC consultation is provided to facilitate the submission of complete applications to the IACUC and animal use protocol preparation.

    Questions about preparing an IACUC application, responding to the IACUC, and understanding IACUC policies, may be answered during consultations.

    To schedule a consultation, please call the Office for Regulatory and Research Compliance main line (518-437-3850) or email [email protected]Note, walk-in meetings are NOT available; meetings are by appointment only.