Greenville Health System (GHS) Office of Research Compliance and Administration (ORCA) is the support structure for the Institutional Review Board (IRB) which is comprised of three institutional review committees. The Institutional Review Board supervises a varied, high-volume body of research, ranging from pioneering therapies to chart reviews. IRB supervised research helps to attract and retain a wide range of specialists who offer the latest expertise in patient care.
IRBs are responsible for ensuring that patients' rights and safety are protected throughout the process. Everything from the language in a consent form to the dosage and administration of new drugs is scrutinized. An IRB committee is made up of physicians, nurses, pharmacists, clergy, and community members who volunteer their time to review proposals for new research and to review existing clinical trials.
At GHS there are three IRB committees. These committees are:
- IRB Committee A - Reviews all types of research except oncology.
- IRB Committee B - Reviews all pediatric research, as well as additional research, as needed (except adult oncology).
- IRB Committee C - Reviews adult oncology research.
Policies and Procedures Manual - Revised August 2012
HRPP Policy 801 - Conflicts of Interest in Research - August 2012 NEW
HRPP Policy 33.02 - Western IRB - Revised May 2013
Request for Submission to WIRB Form - NEW
Informed Consent Guidance Document
GHS eIRB Press Release
Is your study registered? Should it be?
CFR 21 Part 11 Compliance from Click Commerce - NEW
GHS Corporate Compliance Letter - NEW