About the Institutional Review Board (IRB)

Thank you for your interest in the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) IRB, which oversees human research conducted by NYSDOH personnel. The IRB's role and function are delineated by federal rules and regulations, as well as NYS law and internal policies and procedures. Protection of the rights and welfare of human research subjects constitutes the IRB's central purpose.

The IRB board members represent a wide range of scientific disciplines as well as representation from the department's legal affairs group, and community-based organizations. The IRB gives individualized attention to the numerous research projects it receives each year.

The IRB works with investigators to ensure adequate protection for subjects' welfare and right of self-determination.

Contact Information

  • Institutional Review Board
    New York State Department of Health
    ESP Corning Tower, Room 942
    Albany, NY 12237-0001
    Phone: 518-474-8539
    Fax: 518-408-1423
    Email: irbbml@health.ny.gov