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Welcome to The MetroHealth System IRB Website

We are here to help you navigate the complex federal, state and local human subjects research regulations so that innovative and collaborative research may flourish. Our mission is to protect the rights and welfare of individuals who participate in research throughout The MetroHealth System. In 2018, we are likely to see significant changes to how human subjects are regulated including changes to the Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects (the “Common Rule”) and a move toward single-IRB oversight. Like other IRBs, we are awaiting additional federal guidance on the implementation of these revised regulations. Once the agency issues guidance, we will prepare and educate our research community. I encourage you to check back for updates.  


Please Welcome Our Newest IRB Specialist- David Webb

David’s contact information is listed below. Feel free to stop by the IRB office and say hello!


Relying on Other IRBs- Collaborative Research and Single IRB Review

If your study involve collaboration with any sites and/or personnel outside The MetroHealth System, then it is considered to be multisite research and IRB reliance issues will need to be addresses.

* Please contact Carey Gorden for all reliance matters.


Contact Us

Name                                                       Title                                                                        Phone                               Email

Carey Gorden, JD, MA                               Manager, Human Research Protection Program          (216) 778-2021                 cgorden@metrohealth.org

India Eaton, MS                                        IRB Specialist                                                         (216) 778-7742                 ieaton@metrohealth.org

Kevin Hoy, PhD                                         IRB Specialist                                                         (216) 778-7575                 khoy@metrohealth.org

David Webb, MBA                                     IRB Specialist                                                          (216) 778-7741                 dwebb2@metrohealth.org


IRB Office Location

The MetroHealth System

Institutional Review Board

2500 MetroHealth Drive

Rammelkamp- Room 103

Cleveland, OH 44109


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