Our staff are happy to assist you!

Lara Kuhn
Assistant Director of Research Integrity and Compliance

Marissa Hamilton
Senior Research Integrity Administrator

Institutional Review Board
Office of Research Administration, Mailstop 116
Brandeis University
415 South Street
Waltham, MA 02453

Bernstein-Marcus, room 121


(781) 736-8133 phone
(781) 736-2123 fax

Unsure whether your project requires IRB review? See our IRB Review Determination Tree.

Still have questions? Feel free to send us an email or give us a call - we are here to assist you.

Attention Investigators:


The federal regulations governing human subjects research have been revised. The new Common Rule will take effect January 19, 2018.

If you are planning to submit an application on or after January 19, 2018, it will be subject to these new regulations.

All submissions prior to January 19, 2018 will be subject to the current regulations. 

Changes to the common rule include such things as revised definitions, modifications and additions to the exempt categories, and additional elements of informed consent.

For more information and to see if these changes will impact your research application, please contact the IRB office.

*** Stay tuned for more information as January draws near ***



Brandeis University is committed to upholding the highest standards in the ethical conduct of research, including the protection of all human subjects participating in research at, or under the auspices of Brandeis University.

Operating under a Federalwide Assurance with the Office of Human Research Protection (OHRP) within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Brandeis University Institutional Review Board (IRB) is responsible for the safety and welfare of all subjects participating in human subjects research at the University, and is charged with ensuring that all research involving human subjects adheres to federal, state, local, and institutional regulations.


Working in conjunction with the IRB, the IRB office is here to answer any questions you may have about the IRB, its purpose, and its policies and procedures. We are available to assist you, the investigators, and would like to do what we can to help get your IRB research applications through the review process as efficiently as possible. Please feel free to give us a call, send us an email, or just drop by.

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