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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 faculty and staff 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

If you are an NYMC student, or you are a resident, research fellow, or other staff member of an affiliated hospital, you must access Mentor through the secured website: 

https://www.axiommentor.com/login/axlogin.cfm

As a first time user, you must claim an account by sending a request to IRB@nymc.edu. Include in the email your name, role (student, resident, fellow, etc.), and copy the full-time NYMC faculty member who will supervise your research. They must reply-all verifying your identity and accepting responsibility for your research. You will receive login instructions after this verification process.

For returning users, You will need to enter “nymc” as the Institution ID, your username and password. If you forgot your password, please click on the “Forgot Password” link on the Mentor IRB login page. If your username/email address is not recognized by Mentor, please contact the IRB office:

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