Forms, Templates, and Policies

Study Roster & CITI Training Memo

Please note that as of June 1, 2022, Click is no longer available. Until further notice, please submit hardcopy fCOI disclosure forms that may be found on the website Conflict of Interest (COI) | CHA.

We are excited to announce that the new electronic IRB submission and tracking system, Cayuse IRB/Human Ethics is now available for use by the entire CHA Research Community.

  • Cayuse IRB/Human Ethics should be used for all NEW IRB submissions, including exempt determinations, expedited and full committee reviews, as well as QA/QI/Not Research determinations.
  • To gain access to this new system, please submit a new user request by completing this Google Form.
  • Once you have an account, you may log in with your CHA credentials:
  • Guest Users (without CHA credentials) may log in with their Cayuse username and password:
  • Please visit the Cayuse Help Center for step by step instructions regarding how to complete a number of different tasks within the system.

We will also arrange for regular virtual office hours where you may stop by to ask any questions you may have.

IRB Application Guidance

These guides help researchers understand human research responsibilities and give insight on the application process:

IRB Policies and Guidance Documents

Section I below lists the most common documents related to new study submissions. If you currently have an active protocol refer to section II. All other forms and templates are in the last section.

I. New Protocol Applications Forms and Resources

II. Previously Approved Applications

Forms to be used to request approval for a change to a previously approved study.

III. Consent and Assent Forms

Other Forms

  • Research Participant Brochures (Harvard Catalyst) - a variety of brochures (available in more than 15 languages) that provide useful information to prospective participants on a range of research topics, including:
    • Should I be a research subject?
    • Research Subject Bill of Rights
    • Social and Behavioral Research
    • CT Scans for Research
    • MRI Scans for Research
    • PET Scans for Research
    • Surrogate Decision-Making in Health Research

Contact Us

Ida Rego
Office Contact
P: 617-806-8702
F: 617-806-8710
IRB office mailing address
Cambridge Health Alliance
Institutional Review Board Office
1493 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA 02139
J. Glover Taylor
Institutional Official
Chief Compliance Officer

Sarah E. Nelson, PhD
IRB Chair
Erica Dwyer, MD, PhD
IRB Vice-Chair
Michelle Ewahi
Manager, Human Subject Protection and Research Integration
Mercedes Hasan
IRB Analyst

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