Welcome to the Weill Cornell Institutional Review Board

The Weill Cornell Medicine Institutional Review Board (WCM-IRB) is an appropriately constituted group whose primary responsibility is to ensure that the rights and welfare of human subjects in research are protected.  In doing so, the IRB must ensure all human subject research activities are conducted ethically, and in compliance with Federal regulations, the requirements of applicable New York State and local laws, and institutional policies and procedures. In accordance with the Common Rule and FDA regulations, the IRB has responsibility for approving, modifying, and/or disapproving human subject research. The IRB also has the authority to suspend or terminate research in order to protect research subjects and for noncompliance with applicable rules and regulations.

As part of the IRB’s partnership with the research community in the ethical conduct of human subjects research, this website acts as the entry point to IRB resources at Weill Cornell Medicine.

Working on an Industry-Initiated and -Funded Trial?

WCM is requiring that industry-initiated and -funded trials with a commercial IRB designated by the industry sponsor use that commercial IRB (e.g., WCG, Advarra, BRANY).

If an industry-initiated and -funded trial does not have a designated IRB, it will be sent to BRANY.

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5/17/23 Special Announcement: New ICF Templates

As part of our continued efforts to improve the IRB application and review process, we have developed new ICF...

May 2023 IRB Newsletter

A New Abbreviated IRB Review Application (IRA) form is available!

New Informed Consent Form (ICF)...

April 2023 IRB Newsletter

Attention: Researchers with NIH-Funded Clinical Trials 

The NIH has ramped up its...