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.
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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).
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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.
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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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