The Parkview Health Institutional Review Board (IRB), serving Fort Wayne and the surrounding area, protects the rights of individuals participating in biomedical, social and behavioral research studies conducted at Parkview Health facilities, by Parkview Health medical staff members or by another principal investigator (PI).
We protect the rights of human-research subjects by closely monitoring the formal research project submission and review process. We also approve, monitor and review every research project conducted under the auspices of Parkview Health.
We ensure compliance with regulations of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the United States Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP).We also provide leadership and education for the research community.
The Parkview IRB serves as Parkview Health’s Privacy Board regarding the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability (HIPAA) laws that apply to research.
The IRB Policies and Procedures, and Forms are available on this website. Also see the “Submission Process” for instructions on submitting required documents to the IRB.