Human Subjects Research

Research protocols involving human subjects must be reviewed and approved by the Institutional Review Board (IRB)

All research protocols involving human subjects must be submitted to IRB Mentor for review. 

IRB Mentor  

The following Mentor instructions and user guides can help you navigate the submission, revision, and approval process. 

IRB Mentor Log On Instructions 

IRB Mentor User Guide

Haverford Students must email to gain access to IRB Mentor

All documents necessary for human subjects protocol submission can be found in the Documents section of IRB Mentor 

Upcoming 2024 Meetings

  • Friday May 10th, 2024

All full review protocols must be submitted at least two weeks before the scheduled meeting. Please contact to confirm submission deadlines.

Required Trainings 

Researchers working with human subjects are required to complete online Human Subject training through CITI. Certificates and Completion Reports should be submitted to the IRB. 

All students, faculty, and faculty mentors must complete the required trainings before submitting human subjects protocols to the IRB. 

Instructions for accessing the required trainings:

For Faculty/StaFf/Faculty Mentors


Many faculty, staff, and students may also be required to complete Responsible Conduct of Research training. 

Any concerns regarding human subjects research should be reported in writing and submitted electronically to the IRB chair and the Director of Sponsored Research via email address. Anonymous reports may be submitted in writing to the Office of Sponsored Research.

Contact the IRB


Contact Us

Sponsored Research Office

Sarah E. Robertson, Director of Sponsored Research
Phone: 610-526-5496
Fax: 610-526-5165

Abby Gilman, Research Grants and Compliance Manager
Phone: 610-526-5126

Billie Jo Ember, Grants Associate
Phone: 610-526-7504

109 Taylor Hall
Bryn Mawr College
101 North Merion Ave
Bryn Mawr PA 19010-2899