Institutional Review Board (IRB)

The federal Office for Human Research Protections oversees the system that protects the rights, welfare, and well-being of people who are research subjects.

The Rhode Island Department of Health’s Institutional Review Board registered with the federal assurance program to implement the protections for research and data collection efforts at the department which involve data about people. more

What we do

The Institutional Review Board reviews individual project plans to collect or distribute information about human subjects to ensure that the privacy of the individuals as defined in federal regulation are not violated.