Institutional Review Board. Definition

Medical Definition: Institutional Review Board

A group of scientists, doctors, clergy, and consumers that reviews and approves the action plan of each trial. There is an Institutional Review Board at each health center clinical research. Institutional Review Boards are designed to protect people who participate in a clinical trial. Verify that the study is well designed, legal and ethical, does not involve unnecessary risks. It also includes safeguards for patients. Also called IRB.

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