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Institutional Review Board

MassBay Community College is committed to the conduct of high quality research to meet the needs and interests of the academy, the College, and the community. The College is also committed to protecting the welfare of every person who may be involved in research. In addition to its mandated review functions, the IRB also serve as an educational resource for the MassBay community.

MassBay has provided a formal guarantee to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) that it will follow established procedures to assure the protection of human subjects in research. This guarantee applies to all research conducted on the premises of the College or research using College resources and to all research conducted elsewhere by faculty, students, staff, or other representatives of the College.

In order to comply with this assurance, the College has established an Institutional Review Board (IRB) to review research projects that involve human subjects. In this role, the IRB can be held accountable to various regulatory agencies and may be audited to ensure that procedures and decisions conform to regulatory standards.

Contact information:
Catherine A. Gildae, Ph.D.
Chair, Institutional Review Board


IRB Members

If you are a MassBay student, faculty, or staff member and plan to conduct research involving human subjects, please fill out the IRB form at the link below. Email completed forms to Please allow 4-6 weeks for the IRB to respond to your request.

IRB Initial Application Form →