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INSTITUTIONAL REVIEW BOARD/INDEPENDENT ETHICS COMMITTEE (IRB/IEC)

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INSTITUTIONAL REVIEW BOARD/INDEPENDENT ETHICS COMMITTEE (IRB/IEC)

  1. 1. INSTITUTIONAL REVIEW BOARD/INDEPENDENT ETHICS COMMITTEE (IRB/IEC)
  2. 2. Institutional Review Board/Independent Ethics Committee (IRB/IEC) • IRB/IEC serves as an independent body that reviews, evaluates, approves and decides on the scientific and ethical aspects of the clinical trial protocol as well as the benefits and risks to the study participants • Main purpose of IRB/IEC is to protect the rights, safety, and well-being of the subjects who participate in a trial
  3. 3. Composition of IRB/IEC • Consists of members, who collectively have the qualifications and experience to review and evaluate the science, medical aspects, and ethics of the proposed trials • Includes at least five members, of which at least one member whose primary area of interest is nonscientific, and at least one member who is independent of the institution/trial site
  4. 4. Responsibilities of IRB/IEC • Safeguard the rights, safety, and well-being of all trial subjects • Reviews a proposed clinical trial within a reasonable time and document its views in writing • Conducts continuing review of each ongoing trial at least once per year • Ensures that information regarding payment to subjects (including the methods, amounts, schedule of payment) is set forth in the written informed consent form and any other written information is provided to the subjects
  5. 5. Procedures of IRB/IEC • Determines its composition and authority under which it is established • Schedules, notifies its members of, and conducts its meetings • Conducts initial and continuing review of trials • Specifies that no subject should be admitted to a trial before the IRB/IEC issues its written approval/favorable opinion of the trial • Specifies the information that the investigator should promptly report to the IRB/IEC (like deviations from the protocol, adverse drug reactions etc.)
  6. 6. Maintenance of records of IRB/IEC • IRB/IEC retains all relevant records (e.g., written procedures, lists of occupations/affiliations of members, submitted documents, minutes of meetings, etc.) for a period of at least 3 years after completion of the trial and makes them available upon request from the regulatory authority(ies) • IRB/IEC may be asked by investigators, sponsors, or regulatory authorities to provide copies of its written procedures and membership lists
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