Research and Clinical Trials

Resources at HRPP for Members

IRB Member Responsibilities

Role and Authority    

IRB members will:

  • Conduct scientific and ethical review of research involving human subjects in accordance with the regulations and institutional policies.
  • Protect the rights and welfare of individuals who are participating as subjects in research.    
  • Approve, require modifications (to secure approval), or disapprove of research.  
  • Act as the direct arm of the federal government when it comes to the protection of human subjects.
medical research

Interested In Becoming an IRB Member?

Express interest in becoming a member of Lifespan's Institutional Review Board.


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medical researchers

Research, Ethics, and Compliance Training

Collaborative institutional training initiative (CITI) training and education:

CITI Training

Human Health Services (HHS) Considerations for Reviewing Human Subjects Research Training

View considerations at the Office for Human Research Protection

HHS Training Checklist for Working with IRBs

View the list of Office for Human Research Protection resources


Log into IRBNet

View IRBNet training Energizer forms