Institutional Review Board
The mission of The Christ Hospital Institutional Review Board (IRB) is to facilitate research and ensure the protection of rights, privacy and welfare of all human participants who are the subjects of research.
To ensure study goals are met, the IRB has the authority to review, approve, modify or disapprove research protocols submitted by investigators. The IRB will assist the investigators in designing their research projects in a manner to minimize potential harm to participants; review all planned research involving participants prior to initiation of the research; approve research that meets established criteria for protection of participants; and monitor approved research to ensure that participants are indeed protected.
The IRB review process is guided by ethical principles outlined in the Belmont Report (1979) and legal mandates outlined in the Code of Federal Regulations Title 45, Part 46 (1994).
Full Accreditation from the Association of Human Research Protection Programs
The Christ Hospital Human Research Protection Program has received Full Accreditation from the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs.
The Christ Hospital IRB utilizes a web-based IRB management system, Mentor IRB, for all protocol-related submissions and study maintenance. All new users requesting access to Mentor IRB must first be vetted by the IRB Office. Prospective new users including study principal investigators, sub-investigators, designated research coordinators and other research staff must complete the New User Request Form* and submit the form to the IRB Office. The request shall include the prospective user’s name, email address, CV/resume, and attached documentation of current CITI training transcripts and medical license (as applicable).
Mentor IRB can be accessed through the following URL’s: