Human Subjects Protections

Abt SRBI’s Institutional Review Board (IRB) protects the rights and welfare of human subjects in research projects by reviewing, modifying if necessary, approving, and monitoring all potentially sensitive or complex projects.

Our IRB includes:

  • At least one scientific and one nonscientific member
  • One person not affiliated with Abt SRBI

Our current IRB Director is Faith Lewis.

All Abt SRBI project staff are required to attend ethics compliance courses which include human subjects protection.

For questions or concerns about the rights of participants in our studies, please contact the Abt SRBI Institutional Review Board by sending an email to