Institutional Review Board

Getting Started

Introduction | IRB Selection | Required Education | Grant Applications | Private Industry Contracts | Protocol Submission | Links & Help 


The Einstein Human Research Protection Program (HRPP) promotes and protects the rights and welfare of all human research participants. Affiliated organizations include Einstein (FWA00023382, expires 10/14/2020) all of the other colleges and schools of Yeshiva University (FWA00000140, expires: 8/21/2020), Montefiore Medical Center (FWA00002558, expires: 8/21/2020), Jacobi Medical Center and North Central Bronx Hospital (FWA00009807, expires: 9/9/2020). Einstein's two IRBs (formerly known as the Committee on Clinical Investigations (CCI) and the Montefiore Medical Center IRB) facilitate excellence in human research by extending personalized guidance and support to the research community through timely and high quality service, education, review, and monitoring.

IRB Selection

Studies submitted through iRIS, the IRB's online/paperless application system, are assigned to one of our IRBs based on workload and submission timing by the IRB administrative staff.

Required Education

All Key Personnel (individuals who contribute in a substantive way to the development or execution of a protocol, or are involved in the consent process) are required to complete the Human Subjects Research Education. For studies that involve drugs and/or devices, all Key Personnel must also complete a Good Clinical Practices course.

Grant Applications

All federal grant applications for Einstein and Montefiore PIs are submitted through Einstein.  At Einstein, grants are prepared and routed for approval through Cayuse.  For Cayuse support, please contact your departmental administrator or the Office of Grant Support.  For guidance on choosing the right FWA #, see the Merger FAQs.

For step-by-step grant submission instructions, click here. 

Private Industry Contracts

The IRB charges a one-time fee of $3,000 for the review of studies supported by private industry.  The Office of Clinical Trials facilitates the review and negotiation of all clinical trial agreements for protocols sponsored by private industry.

Protocol Submission

Protocol Every new submission requires a protocol, or scientific write-up of the research.  Detailed grants generally contain this information and can serve as the protocol.  For protocols without detailed grants, use our Protocol Elements Checklist or the peer-reviewed SPIRIT 2013 guidelines to develop a protocol with all the necessary criteria included.
Application for Exempt, Expedited, or Full Board Review
Policies IRB Policies 
Consent Documents Downloadable Templates  
Required Approvals
Approval Requirements  

Links & Help

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