Institutional Review Board (IRB) Human Studies Sub-Committee

This Web site is for Cleveland VA Medical Center research staff, their partners and affiliated academic community.

The Human Studies Subcommittee (IRB) is a component of the Research and Development (R&D) Committee. The R&D Committee and the IRB have been entrusted with the responsibility of insuring that research at the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center is conducted under the most rigorous ethical standards in order to assure the protection of the rights, welfare, and safety of the veteran patients under our care.

Approval of a project by the IRB indicates conformity with the Federal Guidelines for Studies Involving Human Subjects known as the "Common Rule." Copies of the VHA Handbook 1200.5, Requirements for Protection of Human Subjects in research and the Federal Policy for Protection of Human Subjects; Notices and Rules, and local policies are available through the IRB.

For more information, contact the IRB Office: 216-791-3800 x4658.

Definition of Research

Human Subject Protection Education

Meeting Dates and Submission Deadlines

IRB Forms