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Have questions, suggestions, or concerns about research that involves human subjects? Use the IRB Staff Directory or

Office email address ("Ask the IRB" link) to contact us!



News & Announcements



Rascal IRB 2.0


Enhanced Module is now live!


IRB 2.0 Site Map

Updated Schedule of Informational and Support Sessions



Current list of CUMC IT certified systems:



Rascal IRB 2.0 enhanced module is now live!

Visit the Morningside IRB Office on Tuesdays

from 10:00-11:00 am without an appointment*

When: Any Tuesday

Where: Studebaker Building

615 West 131st Street, 3rd Floor

(Building entrance is on W. 132nd Street due to construction)

Time: 10:00 – 11:00 am


*Alternatively an appointment may be scheduled





Policy & Guidance Refresher


July/August 2015


Research with Minors Training

If the study population includes children, completion of the CITI Biomedical Research with Minors module is required.  This module is accessible within the CITI Human Subjects Protection Training Program, and should be accessed through the RASCAL Training Center.


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Information for Research Subjects
  • Research at Columbia University
  • What is the IRB?
  • Should I Participate in Research?
About the HRPP / IRB
  • Purpose / Scope / Responsibilities
  • IRB Roster and Meeting Schedule
  • Quality Improvement Program
  • Compliance Oversight
  • Federalwide Assurance
Contact Us
 Submitting a Protocol
  • RASCAL Tutorial
  • Tips for Efficient Protocol Review
  • Resubmitting
  • Creating Consent Forms

Maintaining IRB Approval

  • Modifying a Protocol
  • Renewing a Protocol
  • Other Reporting Requirements

     -Adverse Events                                     

     -Protocol Deviations & Violations  
     -Interim Analysis / Safety Reports

  • Closing out a Project

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