IRB Decision Tool

The Harvard Longwood Campus (HLC) Institutional Review Board (IRB) is proud to introduce our brand new IRB Decision Tool!

The IRB has developed this decision tool to assist investigators in determining if their activities are research, if their research involves human subjects, and/or if they need to submit an IRB application. This decision tool should only be used by investigators who will act on behalf of a HLC School (HSPH, HMS, or HSDM) while conducting research activities. HarvardKey log in is required to use the tool.

The IRB Decision Tool can be found here: DECISION TOOL

If you use the Decision Tool, we’d love to hear your feedback about how the tool worked for you and how we can make improvements to it. If you want to provide feedback, you can do that via our Decision Tool Feedback Survey. This survey is completely optional and should only take 2-3 minutes of your time. Thank you!