Institutional Review Board at the Institute for Aging Research

Institutional Review Board (IRB)

The Hebrew SeniorLife (HSL) Institutional Review Board (IRB) reviews research projects and activities that involve human participants conducted at HSL (including its affiliated housing sites) and by HSL researchers at other sites. The HSL IRB provides oversight and assurance of the protection, rights and welfare of research participants in compliance with the Department of Health and Human Services regulations at 45 CFR 46 and it subparts, the Federal Drug Administration regulations at 21 CFR parts 50 and 56, its own institutional policies, and accepted ethical guidelines.

How to use the forms:  

  1. Review the Submission Checklist
  2. Select the appropriate form(s)
  3. Download and complete form(s) (no hand-written forms will be accepted)
  4. Sign the forms
  5. Send via email to irb@hsl.harvard.edu or mail to:

Hebrew SeniorLife Institutional Review Board
1200 Centre Street
Boston, MA 02131
Attn: Kala Jakobsen, IRB Coordinator

Institutional Review Board Forms

Instructions & Guidelines

Required Training

Please follow the log-in instructions on the CITI homepage. When the registration requests the trainee's participating institution, HSL personnel should choose 'Hebrew SeniorLife.' If trainees have multiple appointments across institutions, trainees may choose to link their training to those other institution(s) at the appropriate prompt. There are several different training course options; trainees should choose the course option most appropriate to their research.

Information for Research Participants and Family Members

IRB Staff Contact Information

Kala Jakobsen, IRB Coordinator
617-971-5365 irb@hsl.harvard.edu

Pamela Richmond, Director of IRB Operations
617-971-5367 pamelarichmond@hsl.harvard.edu

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