What is an Independent Review Board? (IRB)

Independent Review Board (IRB) reviews  research studies for public output.

  • Review of government sponsored research as identified in CFR, Title 21, Parts 50, 54, 56, 312, 812 and federally funded research as identified in CFR, Title 45, Part 46
  • Review of Phase I-IV biomedical research, single and multiple investigator
  • Review of Medical device research or back pain treatment options
  • Review of Social and behavioral research
  • Review of Stem cell research and provide a STEM CELL IRB
  • Emergency research
  • Review of Consumer preference, observational, and registry research
  • Review of Investigator-sponsored research
  • Review of research conducted in academic and hospital settings
  • Review of projects that may be exempt from federal regulations
  • Expedited review of studies as identified in the Federal Register
  • Expedited review of Investigators involved in multiple-investigator study

The job of the IRB is to validate and provide substance and back up support to claims made as well as poke hole in everything, to ensure the best documentation regarding the product, service or study. It is not a part of any government body, like the FDA but these private groups or businesses are designed to help add a layer of comfort to consumers.

Institutional Review Board

Institutional Review Board (IRB) whose primary purpose is to review, approve the initiation of and conduct periodic review of, research involving human subjects. The primary purpose of such review is to assure the protection of the rights and welfare of the human subjects.

IRB that govern the conduct of human research are those identified in the Belmont Report; respect for persons, beneficence and justice. IRB's should comply with the regulations as defined in the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Title 21, Parts 11, 50, 54, 56, 312 and 812, International Conference on Harmonisation (ICH) Guidelines for Good Clinical Practices, E6, the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) regulations as identified in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Title 45, Part 46.

Institutional Review Board (IRB) Near Me

If you are looking for an IRB call 972.800.6670 for a referral near you, or one that specializes in your field!