Full AAHRPP Accreditation June 15, 2007, Re-Accreditation June 15, 2010, and Re-Accreditation June 16, 2015.
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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. I encourage you to check back for updates.
* As of May 1, 2019, Sarah Partington is responsible for processing COI submission. Please contact her at 216-778-5077 if you have any questions.
* Update: New Guidance Document- Quality Improvement vs Research
Quality improvement activities are an important component of hospital operations. Because QI activities are data-driven and involve human participants, it is not surprising that there can be overlap with research methodologies common to human subjects research. Working together, the IRB and the MetroHealth Quality Institute have developed a guidance document to help distinguish quality improvement activities from human subjects research. The guidance document can be found under the IRB Forms & Template tab. For additional questions, please contact the IRB Office or Dr. Brook Watts, Chief Quality Officer.
Name Title Phone Email
Carey Gorden, JD, MA Manager, Human Research Protection Program (216) 778-2021 firstname.lastname@example.org
India Eaton, MS IRB Specialist (216) 778-7742 email@example.com
David Webb, MBA IRB Specialist (216) 778-7741 firstname.lastname@example.org
Matthew Jordan, MA IRB Specialist (216) 778-7575 email@example.com
IRB Office Location
The MetroHealth System
Institutional Review Board
2500 MetroHealth Drive
Rammelkamp- Room 103
Cleveland, OH 44109