Effective June 22, 2021, the suspension of in-person human subjects research activities due to COVID-19 is lifted. Investigators may conduct in-person research procedures as described in their IRB-approved protocols (i.e., you do not need to complete the Research Reactivation Self-Assessment on-line survey).


At New York University, all research involving human subjects (funded or not funded) must be reviewed and approved by the University's Institutional Review Board (IRB) before being carried out.

The NYU IRB serves as NYU's IRB for the the Washington Square units of the University. This site can help you:

  • Determine if your work must be reviewed and approved by the IRB
  • Understand federal regulations and NYU policies concerning human subjects in research
  • Prepare an application for review and approval to the IRB
  • Respond to any concerns or requested revisions the IRB may request after the initial review

The NYU IRB is authorized to review and approve research involving human subjects through an agreement with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Human Research Protections, called a Federal Wide Assurance.