Human Participants (IRB)

The University at Albany Institutional Review Board (IRB) reviews studies to protect, safeguard and promote the welfare of human research subjects by ensuring their rights, safety and well-being; provide timely and high-quality review and monitoring of human research projects; and facilitate excellence in human subjects research.

IRB Procedures Manual

The policies and procedures set forth in this manual (link) adhere to the ethical principles and guidelines for the protection of research participants summarized in the Belmont Report, and comply with applicable federal regulations and state laws related to human subjects protections. Both the membership of the IRB and any prospective researchers who intend to use human subjects in their research projects are reminded that this document establishes the basic minimum of policies and procedures and does not include every possibility for the variation in research protocols involving human subjects.

Reporting Concerns

Research Involving Human Participants Are you a subject in a research study? Do you have questions about your rights as a study subject? Do you have concerns or questions about a study conducted by University at Albany?

If you have any questions or concerns about your role and rights as a research participant, would like to obtain information or offer input, or would like to register a complaint about a specific study, please contact the University at Albany Research Compliance Officer, Adrienne D. Bonilla, at 1-866-857-5459 or send an email to [email protected]. You may also submit concerns or comments using our anonymous online reporting form, available here.

IRB Open Office Hours

Individuals are available to answer questions about the IRB review process, human research protection program or study specific questions.

Contact [email protected] to request an appointment.