Human Subjects Protection / Institutional Review Board

Submitting a Research Protocol for IRB Review

The LECOM Institutional Review Board (IRB) is charged with reviewing and overseeing proposals to conduct human subjects research by personnel within LECOM and the broader LECOM Health communities. For an overview of the IRB process and information on which projects require IRB review, please to click here view the IRB Training Presentation.

For those submitting protocols to the IRB, the following documents should prove helpful:

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Included below is a copy of the IRB Review Form. It is made available to prospective investigators in the interest of transparency, so that investigators can see exactly what the IRB looks for.

The LECOM Institutional Review Board meets on the second Wednesday of each month. Protocols that are determined to be exempt from the requirement for IRB review and approval and those that qualify for expedited review can be processed between convened meetings.

Investigators wishing to submit a research protocol for Institutional Review Board (IRB) review and approval should contact the IRB Chair for guidance before fully developing their proposal. The IRB Chair’s contact information appears below:

Irv Freeman, Ph.D., J.D.
Chair, LECOM Institutional Review Board
724-552-2870
ifreeman@lecom.edu

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