An institutional review board (or “IRB”) is a group formally designated to review ethical and safety concerns of research studies involving human participants. The IRB is responsible for the approval and periodic review of all protocols to assure compliance with the standards set by the Office of Human Research Protections at the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. The IRB may approve, require changes in or disapprove the research to fulfill its responsibility to help protect the rights and welfare of human subjects.
The Holeigh J. Skyler Foundation IRB is the primary governing ethics board for studies at the PMT Research Institute. In addition to reviews of all studies across areas of biomedical and behavioral research at the institute, we also offer global consulting services and external review for partner organizations as well as central oversight of multi-center studies. For external institutions, we offer reliance agreements as a global agreement with external institutions or as a study-specific agreement during the start-up phase of a study. Whether for our studies or yours, we guarantee the highest levels of human subject protection.
For more information on our services or to set-up an agreement please contact IRB@hjsfmail.org.