Social and Behavioral Sciences Institutional Review Board
Mailing address: Office of Research Compliance, Social and Behavioral Sciences IRB, Clinical and Translational Research Center, 875 Ellicott St., Room 5018, Buffalo, NY 14203
Phone: (716) 645-6474 firstname.lastname@example.org
IRB Administrator: Dr. Chris Marks, 5018 CTRC
Telephone: (716) 645-6474 or email@example.com
College of Arts and Sciences IRB Contact: Brant Kresovich
Telephone: (716) 645-0750 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Chair: James R Sawusch (Psychology)
Telephone: (716) 645-0238 or email@example.com
Vice-chair: Dr. Mary Ann Meeker (School of Nursing)
Telephone: (716) 829-3242 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Vice-chair: Dr. Janice L. DeLucia-Waack (Counseling, School, and Educational Psychology)
Telephone: (716) 645-1107 or email@example.com
Provide investigators with appropriate information to facilitate the ethical conduct of research and review submissions for completeness of materials, adherence to institutional policies, procedures and federal regulations.
N.B.: The Protocol Examples section of the SBSIRB website now includes examples of complete protocols and appendices for investigators to browse and use for ideas in constructing their own protocols. If you are willing to allow your protocol to be posted for others to see and use, please send an e-mail to SBSIRB@research.buffalo.edu with your name, protocol number, and a statement that you give permission for the SBSIRB to post this protocol to the website.
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Directions and Forms
As of Tuesday 2 October 2012 the SBSIRB will be using IRBNet for all submittals. Due to this transition, directions for e-mail submittal have been disabled and the SBSIRB will no longer be accepting new e-mail submittals. Any new submittals will have to occur via IRBNet. IRBNet access will replace this information at the time of activation. If you are currently trying to put together a new protocol, you can still access the substantive materials page to prepare a draft of your protocol and consent documents. Much of the information in the protocol template will be used within IRBNet and the consent document templates are identical so preparation of a "draft" would be an efficient use of time.
- IRBNet Information for Researchers
- IRBNet: Electronic IRB Protocol Submission System Goes Live October 2, 2012
- Educational Requirements
Substantive Material Preparation
Directions, guides, examples and templates to be used in preparation of protocols, consent documents, recruitment materials, etc. to be submitted as a part of the SBSIRB submittal process.
Note: When submitting substantive materials electronically to the SBSIRB, the number of attachments should be minimized by combining all files of the same file extension type (ex. .doc, .pdf) into a single file
Board Member Materials
Links to other UB IRB related sites
- COI Risk Manager (formerly Annual Financial Disclosure Form)
- HIPAA website for UB Researchers
- OVPR Human Research Volunteers Page
Policy and Procedure Guidance from the SBSIRB
- HRPP-Topics -SBSIRB Edition
- When is IRB review of a project needed?
- SBSIRB Policy on Academic Exercises Designed for Teaching Students Research Techniques
- UB Policy on Oral History Projects -
- Protection of Human Research Subjects Policy and Procedures Manual
- Waiving Consent, Assent and Parental Permission to Participate in Research Involving Human Participants, a Behavioral Science Perspective.