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Institutional Review Board

 
a group of peers in a clinical setting that examines a research proposal to insure patient safety and addresses the ethics of the proposed study.

institutional review board (IRB),

the standing committee in a hospital or other facility that is charged with responsibility for ensuring the safety and well-being of human subjects involved in research (that is, research complies with ethical norms and values).

institutional review board (IRB)

an organizational committee that reviews and approves biomedical research that uses humans as subjects.

institutional review board

Medical ethics A review body of physicians and lay persons established or designated by an entity–eg, a university hospital or academic health care facility, to protect the safety and welfare of human subjects participating in biomedical or behavioral research; the IRB debates and approves or rejects research projects performed at the institution. See Ethics committee, Helsinki Declaration, Nuremburg code.

In·sti·tu·tion·al Re·view Board

(IRB) (in'sti-tū'shŭn-ăl rĕ-vyū' bōrd)
The standing committee in a hospital or other facility that is charged with responsibility for ensuring the safety and well-being of human subjects involved in research.
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It was as a result of these abuses that the government instituted regulations to govern research involving human subjects and established institutional review boards to approve and oversee clinical studies.
Any institution covered by the Common Rule must establish an institutional review board for oversight of human subjects research (Office of Science and Technology Policy 1991).
In the context of the concerns raised by Sass and Needleman, it is of interest to point out that good clinical practice specifies that institutional review board approval be contingent upon scientifically sound study design and purpose; the Common Rule includes no such requirement.
1) Assess how features of the research and research setting affect evaluations of risks versus potential benefits of different types of research for investigators, institutional review board (IRB) members, and potential participants, groups, and communities.
BOSTON, March 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --BV Investment Partners, a leading middle market private equity firm investing in the information and business services and communications sectors, today announced the sale of its portfolio company, The Western Institutional Review Board (WIRB), a provider of information-based services which play an integral role in the clinical trial process for new drugs and medical devices, to Arsenal Capital Partners.
Any applicant wishing to make use of this option must describe briefly the planned use of study data and DNA specimens, specify what costs for DNA collection and storage are included in the proposed budget, and obtain institutional review board approval for the collection and storage of these biological specimens.
NEW YORK, March 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Arsenal Capital Partners, a leading New York-based private equity firm that invests in middle market healthcare, specialty industrial, and financial services companies, announced today the acquisition of Western Institutional Review Board (WIRB), a provider of information-based services which play an integral role in the clinical trial process for new drugs and medical devices.
All patients in this study provided informed consent in writing and the study was approved by an institutional review board.
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4 /PRNewswire/ -- Berkery Noyes announced today that the firm represented The Thomson Corporation (NYSE: TOC; TSX: TOC) in the sale of CenterWatch ("CW") and New England Institutional Review Board ("NEIRB") to Jobson Medical Information, a portfolio company of The Wicks Group, LLC.

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