IRB Registration

IRB Organizations (IORGs) can register one or more IRB(s). An initial registration registers both the IORG and its IRB(s). All electronic updates renew the registration of the IORG and its IRB(s).

Please note: The fact that an Institutional Review Board (IRB) is registered with the Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP) does not mean that OHRP has determined that the IRB reviews research in accordance with the requirements of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Protection of Human Subjects regulations, 45 CFR part 46, and does not mean that the IRB has the appropriate competence or expertise to review a particular research project. However, all IRBs that review human subjects research conducted or supported by HHS, and that are designated under assurances of compliance approved for federalwide use by OHRP under 45 CFR 46.103(a), must be registered with OHRP. The Database of registered IORGs and IRBs includes information on IRBs that are regulated by OHRP only, OHRP and FDA , and FDA only.

IRB Organizations

Get information about IORGs that operate IRBs (each IORG can register one or more IRBs)

Initial IRB Registration

Learn how to register an IRB with OHRP online

Update/Renew IRB Registration

Update an IRB registration within 90 days after a change in contact person or chairperson, and renew IRB registration every 3 years

IRB Registration Process Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Access FAQs about the IRB registration process

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