How to Apply

To apply for IRB or REC approval, researchers must complete the Application Form, along with any other applicable checklists, found under Forms and Guidance, and send the application package to irbnyuad@nyu.edu. All applications must be completed in full and should include the following components:  

Research Requiring Approval

Under the University's Federalwide Assurance (PDF), all research activities involving human subjects (funded or non-funded) must be approved by the IRB prior to the commencement of the research, if:

  • The research is sponsored by the University; or
  • The research is conducted by or under the direction of any University employee or agent (e.g., faculty member, researcher, or student) in connection with his/her other institutional responsibilities, no matter where the research is conducted; or
  • The research is conducted by or under the direction of any University employee or agent (e.g., faculty member, researcher, or student) using any University property or facility; or
  • The research involves the use of the University's non-public information to identify or contact human research subjects (or prospective subjects) or to provide data for the research; or
  • The research involves the use of the University's students, employees, or facilities.

Review Processes