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Institutional Review Board

Institutional Review Board

Mission: PHMC maintains an active Federalwide Assurance (FWA) registered with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Human Research Protections (OHRP) in accordance with the HHS Common Rule (45 CFR 46). Under this FWA, PHMC operates an Institutional Review Board (IRB) to review all projects that meet the definition of human subjects research. This includes research led by PHMC investigators and research led by investigators at external institutions that involve PHMC clients, patients, consumers, and families.


IRB Committee: The IRB reviews social, behavioral, and educational research. The IRB includes a prisoner representative. 


IRB Administration: IRB operations are managed by the Institutional Official and an IRB Coordinator.  These responsibilities include, but are not limited to, reviewing all IRB submissions and reports; ensuring institutional compliance; ensuring IRB members and research personnel complete human subjects research training; developing and implementing human subject protections policies and procedures; and issuing IRB authorization agreements for multi-site studies.


IRB Registration Information:

IORG: 0001945

FWA: 00021142 (expires 06.22.2022)

IRB: 00002451



Contact: For further information on PHMC’s IRB, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.