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NASA Institutional Review Board (IRB)

Facilitating research in support of NASA’s mission by ensuring the protection of participants’ rights and welfare through education and collaboration.


NASA Centers Represented


Collaborating Institutions

Director of the OCHMO Office of Research Assurance and Chair of the NASA IRB

Marisa Covington

Dr. Covington is the Director of the Office of Research Assurance (ORA) within the Office of the Chief Health and Medical Office (OCHMO). Her responsibilities include ensuring that human and animal research is done ethically at all NASA centers and on ISS. She also provides education and compliance of research ethics and regulatory practices for staff, investigators, research volunteers, and international partners.

Read the Director's Full Bio about Marisa Covington

Reporting Concerns

The Office of the Chief Health and Medical Officer provides several methods to report a concern in regards to the conduct of human subjects research at NASA.

Learn more about reporting
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Contact the NASA IRB.

Please allow two to three business days for a response.