Institutional Review Board (IRB)

The SUNY Polytechnic Institute IRB

The IRB reviews research involving human subjects conducted under the auspices of the SUNY Polytechnic Institute. It oversees research activities conducted by or involving individuals including faculty, staff and students of SUNY Polytechnic by considering risks and anticipated benefits to the subjects and others.

Members of the IRB are professionally competent to ascertain the acceptability of research on human subjects and include at least one member who is not affiliated with the SUNY Polytechnic Institute.

IRB meetings: Second Tuesday of each month.

Ethical Principles and Federal Regulations (pdf)

Authority, Roles, and Responsibilities of the IRB (pdf)

IRB Membership (pdf)

IRB Contact Information

If you have any questions about research on human subjects being conducted under the auspices of the SUNY Polytechnic Institute, please contact the IRB:

Naren Peddibhotla, Chair of the IRB, 100 Seymour Road, Utica, NY 13502

Phone: 315-351-3IRB (315-351-3472)


Information for those who conduct research on human subjects

Submission of applications:

Deadline for submission: last Monday of the month preceding the scheduled meeting.

Required training on research ethics and compliance: Available at Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) website. Contact the IRB for guidance on specific training course(s) to take and how to take a course.

Levels of IRB Review

  • Exempt: If you feel that your research involving human subjects should be exempt from IRB review, please read the Exempt Research policy, and submit the completed Application for Exemption form.

  SUNY Poly IRB Membership

  Additional Resources and Useful Links


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