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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 supports 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:

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

The activities above are exempt from IRB review fees if:

1) the study is investigator-initiated and a contract is not required; or

2) the activity is declared exempt by the IRB

Where to Submit

Beginning June 1, 2016, all New Research Applications and Continuing Review Applications must be submitted electronically via IRBNet, and all review decision letters will be issued electronically via IRBNet.  All other submissions should be submitted using the forms available here.

Please contact Andrea Collins at Andrea_Collins@sshosp.org  or 781/624-4369 for assistance.


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