The Institutional Review Board (IRB) is a committee established by The Sage Colleges (TSC) to protect the rights of human subjects participating in research. Initially, the Federal Government mandated that IRBs review federally-funded human subjects research. New York State requires that all human subjects research be reviewed by an IRB. The Sage Colleges’ IRB is registered with the Office for Human Research Protection of the Department of Health and Human Services and has received a Federal Wide Assurance (FWA00026452) from the agency.

The Sage IRB ensures that participation in a research project is voluntary, that the decision to participate is informed, and that the benefits of the research outweigh the risks. This IRB web site contains links to relevant Federal documents (the 45CFR46 and The Belmont Report), The Sage Colleges IRB Policy and Procedures Manual, Applications, forms, a list of current members of the IRB, a schedule of IRB meetings for the year and other relevant documents.

The Sage Colleges IRB requires that all researchers (including students) applying for a project review must demonstrate competency in human subjects research. Please visit the CITI Program website to complete this training if you do not already have it.

To apply for Project Review, please read the Instructions for Submission of IRB projects, review the IRB project review forms and check the IRB Policy and Procedures Manual.

Any questions regarding the IRB may be directed to the chair, Dr. Francesca Durand, at [email protected] or 518-292-1835, or any other board member.

2018-2019 IRB Materials & Forms