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Information for Non-Medical Researchers

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General Information

Who should submit a Non-Medical IRB application?

The Non-Medical IRB application is for researchers in the following schools:

  • Humanities and Sciences
  • Graduate School of Education
  • Graduate School of Business
  • Engineering (Bioengineering Department: contact IRB Staff before submitting a protocol)
  • Law
  • Doerr School of Sustainability

If the study will include any School of Medicine personnel, a Medical IRB protocol is required even if the study procedures are not medical in nature.

Contact the Non-Medical IRB

Please contact with any questions related to the Non-Medical IRB application process.

Non-Medical IRB Office Hours

Do you have a question about whether or not you need to submit to the Non-Medical IRB? Are you having a hard time responding to an IRB comment? Do you need help navigating the IRB process?  

Michael Levesque, IRB Education Specialist, will be hosting office hours for Non-Medical questions every Thursday from 12pm to 1pm on Zoom ( and is available to help you with your questions.

If you would like to schedule a meeting outside of IRB office hours, feel free to e-mail Michael directly at The can also be used for general questions.

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