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, email@example.com) or IRB administrators Kell Julliard (718 630‑6332, firstname.lastname@example.org) or Preston Garnes (718–630-7487, email@example.com)
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