“With our SBER IRB, social, behavioral, and educational researchers don’t have to conform to IRB review processes designed for biomedical research.”

Michael Belotto, PhD, MPH, CCRC, CCRA
BRANY SBER IRB Chairperson


Social, behavioral, and educational research has its own set of unique needs. Our SBER IRB understands them.

Social Behavioral Expertise
Our SBER IRB consists of staff from leading academic medical centers with deep experience in social, behavioral, and education research. Plus, our experienced IRB Administrators manage the process. Your team will also be given access to IRBManager™ for online submission and management.

AAHRPP Accreditation & Experience
We have full AAHRPP accreditation, which was granted in 2006. We also have two decades of experience serving as an IRB for multi-site and local research studies. Over the years, we’ve developed an efficient review process that can be adapted to fit the needs of your institution.

Connected IRB Model
We understand that institutions need to stay connected to all their studies and oversee their entire research program. Our Connected IRB Model helps maintain this connection by promoting communication with key stakeholders. This includes email alerts for investigators and research coordinators as well as specific alerts for critical concerns such as unanticipated problems involving risks to subjects or others .

Privacy Board
BRANY IRB can serve as the Privacy Board if needed. It can help ensure applicable requirements of the HIPAA Privacy Rule for use or disclosure of protected health information for research purposes are met.