This section contains policies and standard operating procedures (SOPs) for IRB review and administration. The SOPs reflect the IRB’s understanding and interpretation of the federal regulations that protect human subjects in research, applicable state and local laws, and best practices. The SOPs serve as a reference for IRB members, IRB staff, and investigators involved in human subjects research at Northeastern. 

Human Subjects Research Policy 

Academic Affairs Policy Draft 

IRB Standard Operating Procedures (Faculty) 

SOP Amendments to Previously Approved Research

SOP Appendix - Class Projects Consent Form

SOP Appendix - Decision Tree for Class Projects

SOP Child Assent and Parental Permission

SOP Class Projects 

SOP Continuing Review 

SOP Convened Review 

SOP Data Collected Without IRB Approval 

SOP Data Security 

SOP Exempt Review 

SOP Expedited Review

SOP Faculty Use of Their Own Students in Research 

SOP IRB Membership 

SOP IRB Member Conflict of Interest 

SOP Obtaining Informed Consent 

SOP Online Research/Online Consent 

SOP Reportable New Information 

SOP Student Investigators

SOP Translation for Studies Conducted in a Language Other than English 

IRB Standard Operating Procedures (Students) 

SOP Appendix - Decision Tree for Class Projects

SOP Appendix - Class Projects Consent Form

SOP Child Assent and Parental Permission

SOP Class Projects 

SOP Convened Review 

SOP Data Collected Without IRB Approval 

SOP Data Security 

SOP Exempt Review 

SOP Expedited Review

SOP Obtaining Informed Consent 

SOP Online Research/Online Consent 

SOP Student Investigators

SOP Translation for Studies Conducted in a Language Other than English 

IRB Standard Operating Procedures (External Researcher)

SOP External Research Requests