Human Subjects

Mission Statement

Binghamton University is guided by the ethical principles regarding all research involving humans as subjects set forth in the report of the National Commission for the Protection of Human Subjects of Biomedical and Behavioral Research titled Ethical Principles and Guidelines for the Protection of Human Subjects of Research (the "Belmont Report").

Binghamton University has established the Human Subjects Research Review Committee (HSRRC) as the institutional review board (IRB) responsible for the institution's obligations to review research involving human research. All research projects involving human subjects conducted by University faculty, staff and students or done under the sponsorship or auspices of the institution must be reviewed and approved by the HSRRC. This includes research involving subjects from outside the University and research that is not funded.

As a research participant, if you have any questions, concerns or complaints concerning your involvement in a research study, please contact our office.



To make preparing research protocol and supporting documents more user friendly, we have revised a number of forms and templates. These documents can be found at


spring 2017 Schedule (for full board review)

These deadlines do not apply to studies receiving expedited or exempt review (which are majority of the studies).

Please submit your IRB application as soon as they are ready.

1/19/17 2/16/17 3/23/17 4/20/17 5/18/17
2/2/17 3/2/17 4/4/17 5/4/17 6/1/17


We are required to do an initial review of all protocols. The schedule above allows our office five days to review all protocols and request additional information and or documentation from the principal investigator. All completed protocols must be forwarded to the committee members eight days before the convened meeting.

Contact Us

  • Human Subjects
    P: (607) 777-3818
    F: (607) 777-5025
  • Mail Stop
    PO Box 6000
    Binghamton, NY 13902-6000
  • Courier Service
    4400 Vestal Pkwy E
    Vestal, NY 13850

Last Updated: 4/17/17