Institutional Review Board

What is an Insti­tu­tional Review Board (IRB)?

An IRB is the com­mit­tee that deter­mines whether research may be done at an insti­tu­tion and that mon­i­tors the research while it is being car­ried out.  Because of seri­ous eth­i­cal vio­la­tions com­mit­ted by researchers (such as in Nazi Ger­many and the Tus­keegee syphilis study in the US), IRBs have become part of stan­dard health care research review prac­tices.  Lutheran HealthCare’s IRB is com­posed of rep­re­sen­ta­tives of many clin­i­cal depart­ments as well as non-scientists and a com­mu­nity member. (see IRB BASICS).

For more information

IRB infor­ma­tion and forms can be found on the LHC Intranet under Clin­i­cal Research and Grants, Insti­tu­tional Review Board. If you don’t have access to the LHC intranet or have ques­tions about research or the IRB at Lutheran Health­Care, please con­tact IRB Chair Clau­dia Lyon, DO (718 630‑8695, or IRB admin­is­tra­tors Kell Jul­liard (718 630‑6332, or Preston Garnes (718–630-7487,


Lutheran Health­Care
Clin­i­cal Research Office
5802 Third Ave. (enter on 58th St. near Sec­ond Ave.)
Brook­lyn, NY 11220