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IRB members will be selected in accordance with the recommendations of the IRB or IRB Chair, and is subject to the approval or ratification by the hospital's governing board. Those recommended for IRB membership will submit to the IRB a written statement disclosing any information in which the recommended person's own interest may influence the manner in which that person handles the business of the IRB (Conflict Restricted Participation), as required by Dignity Health policy. The persons recommended shall be those persons qualified to serve as IRB members, including non-affiliated members, scientific/non-scientific members and members who otherwise meet the requirements set forth in this policy. Nominees may also be appointed to fill any vacant positions on the IRB. All IRB appointments are for a two year period and individuals are subject to reappointment.
Diverse Backgrounds - The IRB shall consist of members with sufficiently diverse backgrounds to promote complete and adequate review of research activities conducted at the hospital. The IRB is sufficiently qualified through the experience and expertise of its members and diversity of the members' backgrounds. This includes consideration of racial and cultural backgrounds, as well as sensitivity to issues such as community attitudes to promote respect for its advice and counsel in safeguarding the rights and welfare of human subjects. In addition to possessing the professional competence necessary to review research activities, the IRB ascertains the acceptance of proposed research in terms of institutional limitations and policies, applicable laws and regulations, and standards of professional conduct and practice. The IRB includes indivduals knowledgeable in these areas, and may not consist entirely of members of one profession.
For additional information, please call the East Valley Regional IRB at 480.728.3582.
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