About the Institutional Review Board
The IRB is the committee designated by CVMC to review research studies
involving human subjects conducted by CVMC employees and affiliated students.
CVMC respects its patients, their rights, and the confidentiality of their
medical information in human subjects research. The IRB reviews research
and clinical investigations/trials that are conducted at CVMC involving
subjects who are currently, have been, or could by study design become
patients of CVMC and/or subjects who are currently or have been CVMC employees.
The IRB acts in accordance with the ethical principles of respect for
persons, beneficence, and justice in its review and monitoring of human
The Organization’s IRB holds a Federal Wide Assurance (FWA) from
the Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP) in the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The FWA is a written
assurance of compliance with HHS regulations,
45 CFR part 46. FWAs are approved by OHRP for federalwide use meaning other federal departments
and agencies that have adopted the Federal Policy for the Protection of
Human Subjects (also known as the Common Rule) may rely on the FWA for
research they regulate, conduct, or support. Our Federal Wide Assurance,
FWA00008614, is updated at regular intervals.
Policy & Procedures