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The Institutional Review Board (IRB) is responsible for protecting the rights and welfare of the human subjects of research protocols that are conducted by intramural investigators in NHGRI and a number of other institutes.

Overview

Oversight for human subjects research happening in the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) is provided by a centralized NIH Institutional Review Board Office (IRBO) located within the Office of Human Subjects Research Protections (OHSRP). The OHSRP promotes the protection of rights, safety and welfare of human subjects, and the NIH’s research mandate.

The NIH IRB meets daily to process actions submitted to the IRB via iRIS (a protocol management system). Please direct all your questions regarding IRB submissions to Brenton Yanos (NHGRI Protocol Navigator).

This page is intended to provide NHGRI Principal Investigators and research teams with quick access to the most relevant information and points of contact for the IRBO and NIH iRIS system.

  • Overview

    Oversight for human subjects research happening in the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) is provided by a centralized NIH Institutional Review Board Office (IRBO) located within the Office of Human Subjects Research Protections (OHSRP). The OHSRP promotes the protection of rights, safety and welfare of human subjects, and the NIH’s research mandate.

    The NIH IRB meets daily to process actions submitted to the IRB via iRIS (a protocol management system). Please direct all your questions regarding IRB submissions to Brenton Yanos (NHGRI Protocol Navigator).

    This page is intended to provide NHGRI Principal Investigators and research teams with quick access to the most relevant information and points of contact for the IRBO and NIH iRIS system.

Contacts

Sara Chandros Hull, Ph.D
Sara Chandros Hull, Ph.D.
  • Director
  • NHGRI Bioethics Core
Benjamin Berkman
Benjamin E. Berkman, J.D., M.P.H.
  • Deputy Director
  • NHGRI Bioethics Core
Brenton Yanos
Brenton R. Yanos, M.S.
  • NHGRI Protocol Navigator
  • NHGRI Bioethics Core
Victoria Willits
Victoria Willits
  • IRB Coordinator
  • NHGRI Bioethics Core

Last updated: July 7, 2021