**IRBManager Sign On & Submissions**

All Tulane IRB submissions are made through IRBManager, an electronic submission and study management system.  Please click on the Tulane University  Single Sign On logo below to start making submissions in IRBManager! 

Note: All xForms for submissions are found in IRBManager


IRBManager - Tulane University Single Sign On

IRBManager User's Guide

You can provide feedback regarding IRBManager and the transition process by emailing !! Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us so that we can continue to improve our processes. 


**IRB Question & Answer Sessions**

Downtown Campus - 1440 Canal St.

Tidewater Building Room 105

Friday, September 21, 2018 @ 10AM

Friday, October 19, 2018 @ 2PM

Friday, November 9, 2018 @ 10AM


Uptown Campus - 6823 St. Charles Ave.

LBC Room 208

Friday, September 14, 2018 @ 2PM

Friday, October 12, 2018 @ 2PM

Thursday, November 15, 2018 @ 2PM

Please e-mail to RSVP for a session.  Please include the following information in the e-mail: Name of attendee, the date of the session, the time, the location and any questions that you may have regarding the IRB process to allow our staff to personalize the training sessions.

To schedule a personalized IRB Submission Q & A Session

Send a request to

Q & A Sessions can be scheduled for individual researchers or for an entire department.  Please provide a brief overview of the issues you are having and include 3 days and 3 times that you may be available to meet.  A member of the HRPO staff will contact you regarding scheduling and to get a feel for the questions/concerns/issues being encountered to allow for a tailored training session that best meets your individual needs.



All Conflict Of Interest (COI) matters must be resolved before the IRB can approve a submission.  This includes COI issues that relate to PIs, investigators, and key personnel.   

The Conflict of Interest Form must be submitted to the General Counsel's Office and investigators should resolve all COI issues before making a submission to the IRB.  In addition, researchers are required to comply with the revised Tulane University COI policy to complete and submit COI training via the CITI online training modules.

If you have questions, please contact Genean Mathieu, Administrative Compliance Specialist for the Tulane University Conflict of Interest Committee, at or (504) 247-1286 for guidance and/or clarification.



If you are interested in becoming a member of the Biomedical IRB or Social/Behavioral IRB and want to contribute to research, please e-mail us at or call us at 988-2665.


The Tulane IRB website is currently being updated and migrated to a new web platform.  Please be aware that documents and links to documents may not be the most current during the transition.  If you have any questions regarding current information or documents, please contact the HRPO directly at 504-988-2665 or  Thank you for your patience!



Federal Wide Assurance #: FWA00002055

The primary goal of the Tulane University Human Research Protection Office is to balance the protection of human subjects while promoting and facilitating the research enterprise, and to maintain an open and cooperative relationship with the research community.

Before beginning research at Tulane University, all research personnel must complete the CITI Training Program; this can be completed at:

CITI Training Guidance Document

Tulane University HRPO Contact Information:

Tulane University HRPO

1440 Canal Street, Suite 1705, TW-8436

New Orleans, LA 70112

Tel: 504-988-2665

fax: 504-988-4766


If any investigator or their research staff would like to schedule a meeting with the Human Research Protection Office (HRPO) staff to answer questions about prospective or ongoing human subjects research projects, IRBManager electronic submissions, or questions on IRB review requirements,  please send an e-mail request to



Important Notes to All Investigators

  • AAHRPP Announcement

Tulane University is currently seeking re-accreditation from the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs, Inc. (AAHRPP). Our AAHRPP site visit is scheduled for June 7, 2018 through June 8, 2018. The site visit will include interviews with researchers, research staff, IRB members and IRB staff, as well as various administrators and program directors that have been chosen by the agency. AAHRPP will provide a list of individuals that have been selected for interviews in advance, but reserves the right to contact other persons associated with the human subjects protection program during the site visit. Once we are provided with the list, we will contact the selected individuals to schedule interview preparations.

  • Data Use Agreements

If a Data Use Agreement is required for your research, a centralized process is now in place. Please contact Rusten May, Tulane University Privacy Officer, at with any questions.

  • Sponsored Projects Administration Office

If your study will be conducted within Tulane University Medical Center and/or Lakeside Hospital, please contact the SPA Office to obtain approval. Please contact Verna Lee with any questions.

  • Industry Sponsored Research

An Interdepartmental(IT) Form is required to be submitted to the Human Research Protection Office (HRPO) for Industry Sponsored Initial Submissions and Continuing Reviews. Please be sure to view IRB Fees in the Policies link to make sure your IT is completed correctly.

Institutional Review Board, New Orleans, LA 70112 504-988-2665