Yale IRBs– Yale University Institutional Review Boards

The Yale HRPP provides administrative and regulatory support to 5 Institutional Review Boards (IRBs) for biomedical research known as Human Investigation Committee (HIC IA, HIC IB, HIC II, HIC III, HIC IV) and one IRB for social, behavioral and educational research known as Human Subjects Committee (HSC).

Effective January 18, 2018 Biomedical studies will be assigned to the next available weekly IRB meeting regardless of the department the study comes from. Oncology studies (HIC IB) will continue to be scheduled to the oncology-focused IRB meetings on the 1st and 3rd week of the month, but they can also be sent to a week 2 or 4 biomedical IRB panel. The purpose of the change is to improve the Yale internal IRB’s timelines for review and approval.

To accommodate this change, an additional monthly meeting (HIC 1A) was added to the first week of every month. In addition, every committee may hold an on-Demand meeting to address urgent matters.

In addition to the above Yale IRB panels, research can also be sent to an external IRB for review. For more information, see external IRBs page and the following procedure: 920 PR. 4 Use of external IRBs for Review and Oversight of Research Involving Human Subjects.