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Indiana University Health Ball Memorial Hospital, recognizing its responsibility to the community and its patients, has an on-site Institutional Review Board (IRB) to review biomedical and social behavioral research proposals which involve patients. The board is composed of laypersons, physicians, nurses, representatives from the clergy and other community members.
When reviewing research protocols for approval, the IRB considers the risks and benefits to the participants, scientific validity, informed consent procedures and guidelines to protect the privacy of subjects and confidentiality of research data.
The IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital IRB meets monthly to consider new proposals for approval, continuing review and updates on amendments, revisions and adverse events. All proposed patient care research considered at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital is first reviewed and approved by the IRB. Protocols are generally reviewed within 30 days, and the principal investigator is notified within a few days of the board's decision.
In addition, our institution employs an IRB Administrator to ensure compliance with federal regulations.
Alfreda Bright, CIM
Institutional Review Board Administrator
Indiana University Health Ball Memorial Hospital
2401 West University Avenue
Muncie, IN 47303