Mission of HRPO
and the IRB

Our mission is to protect the rights and welfare of participants in “human research” as defined in 45 CFR 46.102(d) and (f) and “clinical investigations” as defined in 21 CFR 50.3(c).d

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Using samples or data from another researcher or institution?

Don’t forget to attach a letter of agreement from the data owner to use their data or samples. This may be a letter or memo on the agency letterhead or an e-mail message with the name, address and role of the person giving permission.   Attach this in the miscellaneous attachments section of the myIRB application. IRB review cannot proceed until the letter of agreement is received.

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Our office uses data collected from carefully defined performance metrics to measure results and ensure continuous quality improvement of our program. These metrics are also intended to provide a better understanding of the IRB process.

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