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

  • We are pleased to announce a new partnership with Boone Hospital to serve as their IRB. Boone Hospital is located in Columbia, Missouri, and is a member of the BJC Healthcare system.
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Did you know?

What you need to do if you are recruiting subjects from a non-WUSTL site that is not considered a public space.  Don’t forget to attach a letter or email of permission from the authorized representative of the organization or facility acknowledging their agreement to serve as a site for the recruitment/research activities. The role of the site should be described briefly in this letter/email. Attach this documentation under the miscellaneous category on the attachments page of the application. IRB review cannot proceed until the letter of permission 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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