About Institutional Review Board

The Institutional Review Board (IRB) deals with the review of research that involves human participants. The IRB is a committee that performs an ethical review of proposed research studies involving human participants to ensure that the experiment or survey is designed to meet legal and ethical concerns and does not involve unnecessary risks for the participants. 

Human Subject Research

ISB maintains Institutional Review Board (IRB) for research involving human participants.  
All proposed research involving ‘human subjects must be reviewed and approved by the IRB before participant recruitment and data collection can start.

The primary concern of the IRB is to minimise any risk for subjects arising out of the study while allowing the researcher to collect the necessary information. Privacy and confidentiality of the participants are sought to be protected within the research setting.

IRB Application Review

To submit an IRB application, please follow the link here (the link will be updated shortly)

If you are unsure, if your project requires IRB review and approval, please download the application here, and submit the completed application to IRBassist@isb.edu You will receive and official confirmation on if your study qualifies for IRB approval or you will be requested to submit additional information.

Federalwide Assurance:

The ISB IRB is registered with the OHRP(Office for the Human Research Protection) and follows the guidelines in 45 CFR 46

FWA: 00032821

Indian School of Business IRB: IRB00013650 

IRB Organization: IORG0011511

CITI Certification:

The ISB Institutional Review Board and the FWA recommends that all researchers (for e.g., Principal Investigators, Co-Investigators, Research Assistants, Faculty Sponsors and other Research Staff) who are involved with human subjects research should undergo an online training programme at: www.citiprogram.org and submit their CITI certification to the IRB office. 
A tutorial on CITI training is in quick links. 

IRB Members

The ISB-IRB Composition is in accordance with federal regulations
[45 CFR 46]

The IRB reviews the research protocol, related materials (e.g., informed consent documents), and objectives for approval.

  • Ensures that the rights and welfare of subjects are protected in research.
  • Ensures adherence to the guidelines for research .



Primary Members

Alternate Members


Ashwini Chhatre (Chair, IRB)

D.V.R Seshadri (Alternate Chair,IRB)


Raghuram Bommaraju

Deepak Jena


Sanjay Kallapur

Manish Gangwar


Saumya Sindhwani

Pallavi Basu


Shilpa Aggarwal

S Ramnarayan


Unnati Ved

Ashlesha Shintre

Policy and Procedures

IRB Application

The ISB-IRB Application can be accessed here(the link will be updated shortly)

IRB Application help sessions:

The Institutional Review Board(IRB) at ISB hosts tutorials for getting familiarised with the IRB process.

If your department would like to register as a group for the training session, please write to us at: IRBassist@isb.edu

Contact Us

IRB Contacts

For general queries and questions on technical support please write to IRBassist@isb.edu 
For questions about your rights as a research participant, you may contact the Chair of the IRB at ISB: Professor Ashwini Chhatre at 040-2318-7134 or email: Ashwini_Chhatre@isb.edu at the Indian School of Business, Gachibowli, Hyderabad – 500 111, India.