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IRB Office Open Forum/Q&A sessions

The IRB Office is pleased to announce virtual Open Forum/Q&A sessions twice a month via Zoom. Information and links to these virtual sessions can be found on the Information for Investigators page of our website.

IRB Staff

IRB Office Normal Business Hours: Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm.

The quickest way to contact the IRB Office is via email. IRB Office staff are available via telephone only during normal university business hours listed above. If you need assistance outside of these hours, please email and we will respond to your email within 24 hours.

Please note that the IRB Office will be closed the following dates along with the rest of the university:

  • Winter Closure 2021 End: December 24, 2021 through January 2, 2022; return January 3,2022 
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: January 17, 2022
  • Memorial Day: May 30, 2022
  • Independence Day: July 4, 2022
  • Labor Day: September 5, 2022
  • Thanksgiving: November 24 & 25, 2022
  • Winter Closure: 2022-2023 TBD

When contacting the IRB Office, DO NOT include your N number.

If you wish to speak with someone in the IRB Office, please email or email the staff member you wish to contact directly via their email listed below. Include your name, phone number (if you wish a callback), and a brief description of the assistance you require. We will respond to all email requests for phone calls as soon as possible.

For general inquiries, please call 954-262-5369 or email

For all queries regarding the CITI Program, please contact Crystal Bass via contact information listed below.

Name Title Phone Email
William Smith, J.D. Director (954) 262-5311 Email
Crystal Bass, M.S., CIP Assistant Director/Post-Approval Monitor (954) 262-5376 Email
General Inquiries IRB Office General Inquiries (954) 262-5369 Email
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