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Human Subjects Research/IRB

New York Medical College’s Committees for Protection of Human Subjects, commonly known as Institutional Review Boards (IRBs), are charged with protecting the rights and welfare of patients and volunteers participating in biomedical, behavioral and social sciences research.  The College has two distinct IRB panels: 1) General, Medical and Behavioral IRB and 2) Oncology IRB.  These committees serve as the IRBs for New York Medical College, Westchester Medical Center, Metropolitan Hospital Center, Terrence Cardinal Cooke Health Care Center and the Westchester Institute for Human Development.

"Human Subjects Research" is the systematic investigation, including research development, testing and evaluation, designed to develop or contribute to generalizable knowledge during which an investigator (whether professional or student) conducting research obtains (1) data through intervention or interaction with a living individual or (2) identifiable private information.

Human subjects research includes studies of:

  • New drugs, materials and devices
  • New uses of an FDA approved drug
  • Experimental treatments or surgical procedures
  • Differences between approved treatments

and studies that require:

  • Review of patient charts
  • Surveys and interviews
  • Human materials (e.g. tissue)

IRB approval must be renewed at least annually. 


THE SUBMISSION AND REVIEW PROCESS FOR IRB APPLICATIONS IS ELECTRONIC USING AXIOM’S MENTOR IRB. 

Mentor is integrated with our NYMC, TouroOne Single Sign-On system (SSO). All NYMC employees are required to access the Mentor IRB using SSO.

To access Mentor IRB using SSO, please follow these steps:

  1. Log into the TouroOne portal
  2. Proceed to the Employee tab
  3. Click the Mentor IRB button

If you do not know your TouroOne portal credentials, or if you encounter any other login issues, please contact the TouroOne Nonstop Helpdesk:

Email: nonstop@touro.edu
Phone:  1-844-868-7666

Anyone who does not have TouroOne credentials should access Mentor through the secured website: https://www.axiommentor.com/login/axlogin.cfm

As a first time user, you will need to first set a password in Mentor IRB. Please click on the “Forgot Password” link on the Mentor IRB login page. You will need to enter “nymc” as the Institution ID, your username and email address. If your username/email address is not recognized by Mentor, please contact the IRB office:

Email: IRB@nymc.edu
Phone: 914-594-2590

Scheduled Meetings

The Committee for Protection of Human Subjects typically meets once per month per IRB Panel. The deadline for submissions is two weeks prior to the scheduled meeting at 5:00 p.m. To view the deadline and meeting schedule for the current academic year, check IRB Schedule. When creating a new application, you will also be informed at the top of the page when the next scheduled meeting will take place.

See the AAMC Clinical Research Proclamation