Intermountain's Institutional Review Board (IRB) reviews proposed research protocols to protect human subjects involved in research within the Intermountain Healthcare system as well as protocols involving human biological material and protected health information.
IRB is responsible for the following:
- Determining if a project meets the definition of human subjects research
- The review and approval of applications to conduct research involving human subjects.
- Continuing review of approved protocols.
- Monitoring of reported adverse events involving subjects in approved protocols.
- Assuring and facilitating the ethical conduct of biomedical research involving human subjects.
IRB submissions are accepted online through the iRIS System. Users must have an Intermountain LDAP login and password to access the application internally and externally. Call or e-mail the Office of Research to obtain a login.
Intermountain's IRBs are organized by region. Contact information, schedules, and rosters are available below:
Intermountain Healthcare - Corporate Wide (CW) IRB
(Oversees research conducted in multiple regions, Privacy Board, Medical Group, Urban South Region, Urban North Region, Rural Region, and Primary Children's Medical Center)
CW Meeting Schedule CW Roster
Urban Central Region (UCR) IRB
UCR Meeting Schedule UCR Roster
Human Subjects Research Education Certificate
The IRB requires documentation of human subjects research training as the result of an NIH Mandate passed on June 5, 2000. The mandate has been embraced by many Federal agencies, as a result all Intermountain researchers and key research personnel must submit documentation of human subjects research training for any project that involves human subjects (for full board or expedited reviews). The NIH defines key study personnel as those responsible for the design and conduct of the study.
The Office of Research accepts one of two education programs:
IRB Fee Schedule
IRB Fee Schedule