Rejuvenating a Foundering Institutional Review Board: One Institution???s Story

Kenneth De Ville, Gregory Hassler, Michael J. Lewis
2007 Academic Medicine  
This report recounts one institution's experience in the fundamental reorganization of its institutional review board (IRB). With an appropriate approach, organizational structure, and ethos, the goals of research participant safety, regulatory compliance, and efficiency are not in conflict but, rather, mutually reinforcing. These important goals were realized because all aspects of the IRB reorganization were guided by and measured against five related principles: (1) expertise, (2) service,
more » ... ise, (2) service, (3) credibility, (4) efficiency, and (5) accountability. This medium-sized academic IRB was successfully Original
doi:10.1097/01.acm.0000250026.79494.1c pmid:17198283 fatcat:ehnsy7f4kbahhgwtlkv263ps2y