Institutional Review Board

Institutional Review Board
Institutional Review Board

one Institutional Review Board (IRB) is a panel of individuals who oversee research with human subjects. IRBs can be seen at educational institutions engaged in research with human subjects along with pharmaceutical companies hospitals and other organizations that use people in their research. the purpose of an Institutional Review Board is to consider all proposed studies in humans to confirm that they comply with ethical guidelines to monitor ongoing research and to periodically revise researchers so that all research conducted at the institution is legally and ethically.
members of the panel review the information and ask questions about the research if they feel that things need to be clarified. researcher also adds informed consent forms to be used by the subjects for review. the Institutional Review Board has the power to refuse the investigation fully or to ask for changes in study methodology to address concerns. members of the committee may also request changes to informed consent forms if these forms do not appear complete or may confuse subjects.
A study has been approved by the Institutional Review Board the researcher can proceed to recruit subjects and perform the study. at any stage members of the Committee request to review the research material. these reviews will be used to confirm that the researcher conducting the study as described in the application and to identify any risks or concerns. if the study appears to be dangerous profession may IRB suspend or cancel the problem may be solved.
Institutional Review Boards also review completed studies audit records and meetings with participants and designers on a regular basis. members of the committee to track all ongoing studies and completed studies and their results. when the studies are wrong directors work together to find out what happened and why to develop plans to prevent similar problems in the future.