Saybrook IRB

The Institutional Review Board (IRB) ensures that all Saybrook faculty, staff, and students research is designed ethically to protect human participants. Following our federal-wide assurance (FWA# 00014486), the Saybrook IRB committee reviews research to ensure compliance with the requirements of the federal Health and Humans Services (HHS) Protection of Human Subjects regulations (45 CFR 46), state, and local regulations.

What research does the Saybrook IRB Review?

The Saybrook IRB reviews all research activities conducted by Saybrook faculty, staff,​ and student researchers, including student research proposals for a master's thesis or project, or a dissertation. The procedures we follow are mandated by​​​ federal law (Title 45, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 46​).  The Saybrook IRB reviews research plans to ensure these studies include safeguards to protect the rights and welfare of the participants who consent to take part in your research. ​​

Where do you submit an IRB Application?

Effective August 31, 2020, all Saybrook IRB applications are submitted and revie​​wed online in Mentor IRB.  The button below will open a new tab with Mentor IRB​ and will log you in using your Saybrook login credentials.​​

​​​Note: If you get logged out, or timed out, while using Mentor IRB, you may be asked to enter your Institutional ID to log back in.  Our Institutional ID is:  saybrook​

Where can you find IRB guidance and support?

More information about Saybrook IRB guidance materials, Mentor IRB training, CITI Program human research ethics training, weekly drop-in IRB office hours, can be found on the IRB Guidance & Sup​port page, including a link to our Research & IRB Calendar that lists training events and Zoom meeting information.​​​​​​