A committee of physicians, statisticians, community advocates, and others that ensures that a clinical trial is ethical and that the rights of study participants are protected. All clinical trials in the United States must be approved by an IRB before they begin. See also Clinical Trial.
Every institution that conducts or supports biomedical or behavioral research involving human subjects must, by federal regulation, have an IRB that initially approves and periodically reviews the research to protect the rights of human subjects.
Institutional Review Board (IRB):SFAF
a committee of physicians,
medical experts, researchers and community members which is responsible
for ensuring that clinical trials conducted by a hospital or other institution
are safe and ethical.
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