IRB Services for External Partners


The University of New Mexico IRB is pleased to serve as the IRB for external partners. In order to be considered for external partner status, a formal partnership request must be made to the Director, Office of the IRB, Linda Petree.  Our services include:


·        Expedited and exempt IRB reviews done on a daily basis 

·        Consultations with staff who are experts in human subject protection

·        Diverse IRB membership that meets monthly

·        GCP compliant study start up services

·        Quality assurance monitors work with research staff on-site to provide education and support

·        Specialize in behavioral, educational, survey, and social science research

·        24/7 access to IRBNet© research software


By using our IRB services, your organization:


·        Does not have to create, organize, register or maintain an IRB or IRB support office.

·        Does not have to coordinate training for IRB members and staff.

·        Can ensure IRB review that is compliant with federal regulations.

·        Can quickly and inexpensively get research underway.

Fee Schedule

IRB Fee Schedule for External Partners

The infrastructure that supports the IRB is funded by the indirect (F&A) return on expenditures by the University.  That cost is not captured when the funding is run outside of UNM. If studies are receiving funding external to UNM and are using UNM’s IRB, the following fee schedule applies.

New Projects $1,500
Continuations $500
Amendments $500
Other Submissions
Change to Project Team No Charge
Reportable Events No Charge
Protocol Violations No Charge
Responses to IRB Letter No Charge
Closures No Charge

Contact Info

MSC02 1665
1805 Sigma Chi NE
Albuquerque, NM
Tel: (505) 277-2644
Fax: (505) 277-2697

Office Hours:

Monday - Friday
8:00AM - 5:00PM

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