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.

The IRB is responsible for the following:

  • Determining if a project meets the definition of human subjects research
  • Reviewing and approving applications to conduct research involving human subjects
  • Continuing review of approved protocols
  • Monitoring of reported adverse events involving subjects in approved protocols
  • Ensuring and facilitating the ethical conduct of biomedical research involving human subjects

All research projects must be submitted to the IRB for an official research determination. The IRB, not the researcher or department manager, determines the appropriate level of review for each study application. Following the initial review, the IRB notifies the researcher of whether the research requires further review or monitoring.


IRB Submissions

IRB submissions are accepted online through the iRIS system. iRIS system users must have an Intermountain LDAP login and password to access the application internally and externally. Please call or email the Office of Research to obtain a login.

Intermountain's IRBs are organized by region. Meeting schedules, fee schedules, and IRB committee member rosters are available below:

View IRB meeting schedules for the Corporate Wide IRB and the Central Region IRB.

View IRB committee member rosters for the Corporate Wide IRB and the Central Region IRB.

View IRB fee schedules.

Human Subjects Research Education Certificate

The IRB requires documentation of human subjects research training for all Intermountain researchers and key research personnel for any project that involves human subjects (for full board or expedited reviews). Intermountain defines key study personnel as those involved with identifying, consenting, and treating potential research participants or interacting with personally identifiable data, and those involved with applying to and interacting with the IRB. A research study will not receive full IRB approval until all key research study personnel have submitted documentation of human subjects research training.

The Intermountain Healthcare IRB accepts the CITI Human Subjects Research Training education program.