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IRB Member Documents
IRB Member Review and Reference Documents

CHA has developed documents for its IRB Reviewers to help provide reference and facilitate documentation of review.

The reference documents are tools designed to assist Reviewers, but they may also provide insight for researchers as they draft and develop study projects and protocols. The documents contain embedded links and references, which may also serve as general education resources.

The information in the documents below – both the reference documents and the IRB member Reviewer forms – help make the IRB review process more transparent; enabling researchers to see and know the same information and criteria by which each study will be evaluated.

Reference documents for IRB members

IRB member Reviewer forms

Minimal Risk Studies

Greater than Minimal Risk Studies

IRB Office Contact
Ida Rego 

IRB office: (617) 806-8702
IRB office fax: (617) 806-8710

IRB office physical location:
1035 Cambridge Street, Suite 26
Cambridge, MA 02141

IRB office mailing address:
Cambridge Health Alliance
Institutional Review Board Office
1493 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA 02139
IRB Leadership Contact
We can be reached through the IRB office at (617) 806-8702:

J. Glover Taylor
Institutional Official
Chief Compliance Officer

Jennifer A. Graf
Manager, Human Research Protection Program and Research Integrity

Lior Givon, MD, PhD
IRB Chair

Sarah Nelson, PhD
IRB Vice-Chair