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Fairview Research Administration
2344 Energy Park Drive
Saint Paul, MN 55108
Phone: 612-672-7690
Fax: 612-672-7691
Email: research@fairview.org
 
Research Helpline: 612-672-7692
or toll free 1-866-508-6961

 

  

Institutional Review Board (IRB) Guidance

Overview of an Institutional Review Board (IRB)
Every institution in the United States that conducts or supports biomedical or behavioral research involving human participants must have, by federal regulation, an IRB that initially approves and periodically reviews the research in order to protect the rights of human participants. An IRB is a committee of physicians, statisticians, researchers, community advocates and others that review research studies to ensure they are ethical and that the rights of study participants are protected.
 
Fairview's IRB
All studies conducted within Fairview facilities or involving Fairview employees or patients must obtain approval from our local IRB prior to starting at Fairview. The University of Minnesota's IRB is also the IRB for Fairview Health Services.
 
IRB Process at Fairview
Fairview Research Administration (FRA) must review and approve all research conducted by Fairview researchers or community physicians prior to a new research application being submitted to the IRB.

As part of the review, FRA confirms:
  • each researcher has completed Human Subjects' Protection Training and Conflict of Interest disclosures if necessary
  • the application is complete. We will also provide feedback on the content of the submission if requested.

For more information, please see: IRB Process for Fairview Researchers.
 
Frequently Requested IRB Information
 
Fairview Contact Information for IRB Questions or Concerns
Research Administrator, Fairview Research Administration
Phone: 612-672-7647
 
 

IRB Forms and Guidance

Fairview Research Administration can assist Fairview and community researchers with completing and submitting IRB and other related forms.
 

 
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