institutional review board
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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 boardMedical 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.