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The Office of the IRB (OIRB) facilitates the UNM IRB for Main Campus. It is the commitment of the OIRB to promote the safety and protection of people involved in human research by providing support, guidance, and education to facilitate ethical and scientifically sound research. The OIRB serves UNM Main and Branch Campus student, staff, and faculty researchers.

Federal-wide Assurance Number: FWA00004690 | Expires: 05/16/2021
IRB registration number: IRB00000431

The UNM IRB is one component of The University of New Mexico Human Research Protections Program (UNM HRPP). See more about the UNM HRPP.

The UNM Office of the IRB has observed an increase in the number of incomplete packages being submitted to the IRB. Incomplete packages significantly increase administrative burden for both researchers and IRB staff. In order to curtail this issue, effective September 1, 2019, all New Projects submitted to the UNM IRB for review must, at a minimum, contain the following MANDATORY documents. Please note that these three documents are not the only documents that must be submitted; other required documents are project specific and are clearly delineated in the New Project Submission Checklist in the IRB Library.

1. IRB Protocol (in Word format)

2. Project Information Form (signed by PI and Student Investigator, if applicable in PDF format)

3. Scientific Validity Review Form (signed by Reviewer in PDF format) OR if federally funded, email evidence of federal peer review (in PDF format)

If these documents are not included, the New Project will be withdrawn at intake without being processed. The PI (and Student Investigator) will receive an email communication via IRBNet that the New Project was withdrawn. If you wish to re-submit (a complete package) to the UNM IRB, a new project must be created in IRBNet.

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