Institutional Review Board

Many safeguards are in place to make research as safe as possible and protect patients. Any research project involving people must be approved by the Hurley Institutional Review Board (IRB). The IRB is made up of physicians, administrators, and members of the public. An IRB is required by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to ensure the protection of the rights and welfare of patients enrolled in clinical trials. The IRB is authorized to review, require changes to, approve, or disapprove studies.

To accomplish this goal, Hurley Medical Center has implemented the industry’s most complete electronic solution called IRBNet. IRBNet allows users to collaborate, submit and manage research proposals completely online.

IRB Contact Information:

For more information on how to submit and manage a research project in IRBNet, please click the following links:

New Project Submission” – a downloadable PDF document explaining the steps of submitting through IRBNet.

 “Post-Submission Project Management”– a downloadable PDF document explaining management of a project through IRBNet.