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Our credentialing process allows investigators affiliated with South Shore Hospital, operating within the scope of their professional practice, to conduct research at South Shore Hospital.  Principal Investigators of multicenter sites, students and visiting scholars will be required to secure the support of a SSH staff member to sponsor their research.

The Office of Research staff support investigators interested in conducting clinical research from initiation to publication.  

Institutional Review Board

All research involving human subjects requires review by the South Shore Hospital Institutional Review Board (IRB). 

The IRB meets bi-monthly, generally on the fourth Thursday of the month. 

The following IRB review fees apply (effective October 1, 2013):

  • Initial protocol review - $2500
  • Sponsor amendment - $800

The activities above are exempt from IRB review fees if:

1) the study is investigator-initiated; or

2) the activity is declared exempt by the IRB

Where to Submit

Office of Research
55 Fogg Road, Mailbox 26
South Weymouth, MA 02190
Fax: 781-624-5306


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