News & Announcements

April 30, 2024

Beginning on May 8, 2024, Yale New Haven Health System (YNHHS) investigators will begin using the Yale University IRB for review of all new human subjects research. After May 7, 2024, the Bridgeport Hospital IRB will not accept any new submissions for review. The transfer of currently approved and ongoing studies from the Bridgeport Hospital IRB to the Yale IRB will likely commence by fall 2024. Additional information on the transfer of those studies will be provided soon (please note, studies with an exemption, Not Human Subjects Research, or Quality Improvement determination will not be transferred and that Modifications to existing projects affecting the level of IRB oversight will require submission for a new determination).

YNHHS investigators, research staff, and other stakeholders are highly encouraged view the One IRB Overview video, for information on the purpose of OneIRB and an overview of the Yale HRPP and Yale IRB, including relevant policies, procedures, and next steps. A copy of the presentation is also available for your review. We also plan to schedule live Zoom trainings.

You can also contact with any questions. Additionally, please review the Yale University HRPP section for information on training requirements, Yale HRPP/IRB policies and procedures, and Frequently Asked Questions related to conducting human subject research as an affiliate of Yale University.

Stay tuned for more information, including the schedule for live trainings!

February 16, 2024

Orientation to Yale IRBs for Yale New Haven Health System Researchers

In preparation for a transition of oversight of Yale New Haven Health research to Yale Human Research Protection Program and Yale IRBs, Yale New Haven Health researchers, staff, and individuals with oversight responsibilities are invited to attend any one of the orientation sessions on navigating Yale IRBs. The session will cover the process for getting access to the Yale IRB system, IRB review of initial submissions, and transfer of existing studies. All sessions will be recorded.

Register for an orientation session to Yale IRBs

If needed, additional sessions may be added. If you cannot attend any of the sessions and would like to schedule an individual orientation for your research team, please, contact Gina Larsen at and Questions related to the Yale IRBs and any concerns related to the transition can also be sent to Linda Coleman, HRPP Director, at

July 24, 2023

The Yale Human Research Protection Program (HRPP) recently revised several public facing documents that our research community utilizes on a regular basis. Effective Monday, July 24, 2023, the following documents were minorly revised on our HRPP website and in the IRES IRB Library. Please ensure you are using the most recent version of the following documents:

  • HRPP Policy & Standard Operating Procedure Manual
  • HRPP Investigator Manual
  • Consent/Assent/Parental Permission Templates
  • HRP – 314 – WORKSHEET – Criteria for Approval
  • IRB Submission Form
  • Guideline-Quality Improvement Projects

Please note, the changes made are minor and should not substantially impact the development of research protocols nor the submission of IRES IRB applications.

Please see this high-level summary document that outlines the changes made to each public facing document. Please note, the Consent Glossary was also recently revised and is posted on the HRPP website and in the IRES IRB Library, with an effective date of June 26, 2023. The high-level summary document also details the Consent Glossary changes. For any questions, please contact

May 25, 2023

Effective May 25, 2023, the “Supplement Safety during Pandemic” form will no longer be required as part of the IRB application for research being conducted within the United States. The Supplement remains a requirement for studies conducted outside the United States, except for studies limited to secondary data analysis or research that does not involve in-person interaction (for example, online surveys).

IRB guidance and IRB requirements have been updated accordingly and the revised Supplement is now available to investigators via the Other Forms tab in the IRES IRB Library and the Other Forms and Templates webpage on the Yale HRPP website.