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To learn more about the IRB and the administration of research ethics at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, visit our User Guide page.  It includes information for faculty, students and staff on the following topics:

  • guidance about what constitutes human subjects research
  • information about submitting an application
  • informed consent
  • children in research
  • protecting and securing data

Participants with questions, concerns or complaints about research should contact Stephanie Pena, Director of Institutional Compliance & Ethics, at x9880 or via email at


Answers to questions about our office, the IRB application process, consent requirements, recruitment and other questions are available in our User Guide and provides information on a number of areas involving human subjects research.

IRB meetings are scheduled on the 4th Thursday of every month at noon.

The current roster of members of the IRB is available on the Members page.

If you have IRB specific questions or to submit IRB applications please email


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