Institutional Review Board

Protecting research participants

Taking part in research studies allows individuals to access emerging medical devices, technologies and protocols. The Parkview Health Institutional Review Board protects the rights of human-research subjects by monitoring the formal submission and review process.

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 IRB serves as Parkview Health’s Privacy Board regarding the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability (HIPAA) laws that apply to research.