Institutional Review Board
The St. Peter's Hospital Institutional Review Board (IRB) is a group that is formally designated to approve, monitor and review biomedical and behavioral research involving humans. The IRB aims to protect the rights and welfare of the research's subjects.
- The IRB provides this service to all St. Peter's staff, community physicians and professionals.
- All human research conducted on the property and in the facilities of St Peter's Health Care Services requires approval by St. Peter's IRB prior to commencement of research.
The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office of Human Research Protection (OHRP) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have authorized and empowered the St. Peter's IRB to perform critical oversight, review and approval (or disapproval) of:
- new research studies;
- modifications to research (e.g., research protocols, informed consents, etc.);
- renewal of approved studies;
- research correspondence;
- adverse and unexpected events require modifications in (to secure approval), or disapprove research;
- exemption from research monitoring;
- and more.
If you are planning research involving humans, feel free to contact St. Peter's IRB at 518-525-6273.