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 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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In the absence of a formal network (such as the CECP established) or an institutional ethics committee, lone clinical ethics consultants should develop a peer review supervision structure similar to that created by therapists and various other counseling professionals.
Within 48 hours of obtaining the second opinion, the attending of record must prepare the case for review and forward it to the Institutional Ethics Committee.
CDHFS 1996 Report of the Review of the Role and Functioning of Institutional Ethics Committees, Report to the Minister for Health and Family Services, March 1996, Commonwealth Department of Health and Family Services, Canberra.
But the examples I have given suggest that a process of educating researchers is also occurring, and that this can be regarded as an important task for an institutional ethics committee.
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For an institutional ethics committee, the president/CEO of the hospital may recommend membership with approval by the Board or may have sole appointing authority.
To this end, the bill requires an institutional ethics committee in the facilities to which it applies.
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