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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.


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

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

Matthew Jordan, MA                                  IRB Specialist                                                         (216) 778-7575                 mjordan1@metrohealth.org


IRB Office Location

The MetroHealth System

Institutional Review Board

2500 MetroHealth Drive

Rammelkamp- Room 103

Cleveland, OH 44109


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