An Institutional Review Board (IRB) is a committee whose primary responsibility is to protect the rights and welfare of human subjects in research. All research activities involving human subjects must be reviewed and approved by an IRB unless the IRB can prospectively determine that the research falls into a category of exemption established by federal regulation.
CHOA IRB reviews the following:
- all research conducted under the supervision of a PI who is solely employed by CHOA
- research conducted by a PI from any instituion that is limited to the review of Children's medical records