New England IRB now offers our clients dynamic, PDF-based submission forms- what we refer to as Smart Forms.

These new Smart Forms are available to submit initial reviews, make changes in research, and promptly report information. They are also available for continuing review and for study closure information

You may also send your submission forms to New England IRB via:

Fax/  617.969.1310
US Mail/  New England IRB
197 First Avenue, Suite 250
Needham, MA 02494

Please note the following about our improved forms:

Smart forms must be completed using either Adobe’s free Reader or Adobe Acrobat (version 9.1 or newer). Use of a program other than Adobe version 9.1 or newer to view or complete the forms will result in missing questions and non-functional fields. To download Adobe Acrobat reader for free, please visit:

Because these smart forms are dynamic and change based on your responses, they must be completed electronically; therefore, you cannot print them out and complete them on paper. However, at any time during their completion, you can edit, save, print, or share with your colleagues.

To access a smart form from the list below, click the “Download” link next to the form name.

If your browser shows a page that says, “Please wait…If this message is not eventually replaced by the proper contents of the document, your PDF viewer may not be able to display this type of document.” Please ignore this message and ignore the instructions to upgrade Adobe Reader. Go to your Downloads folder. You will find the form there and can open with Adobe Reader or Adobe Acrobat. If you cannot find or open the form, please contact us at 617.243.3924.

For questions or assistance while using or submitting these forms, please call us at 617.243.3924, or email

Pre-Approval Forms

Pre-Approval Forms PDF

Pre-Approval Forms DOC

    Post Approval Forms

    Post Approval Forms DOC

      Renewal/Completion Forms

      Renewal/Completion Forms PDF

        Renewal/Completion Forms DOC

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