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:

*If you do not have access to Adobe’s Reader or Acrobat, you may continue to submit the Word-format forms.

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 download the new smart forms, right-click the link and select ‘Save Target As’
or ‘Save Link As’ and navigate to the destination folder to open the form.
For questions or assistance while using or submitting these forms, please call us at 617.243.3924, or email

Pre-Approval Forms

      Informed Consent Information

          Post Approval Forms

              Renewal/Completion Forms

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