The Office of Human Research Protection is the support structure for the Institutional Review Board (IRB). The office works with investigators to protect the rights and welfare of research participants. Staff pre-reviews submissions to the Institutional Review Board, providing feedback, consultation, and interpretation of applicable regulations.
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.
- 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
Christopher Wright, MD
Medical Director, GHS OHRP
(864) 455-8997 Telefax: (864) 455-6766
Sharon Davis, Coordinator, IRB-Committee C
(864) 455-6607 Telefax: (864) 455-6766
Glyn Hamilton, Coordinator, IRB-Committee B
(864) 455-4360 Telefax: (864) 455-6766
Kelly Stephens, Coordinator, IRB-Committee A
(864) 455-4984 Telefax: (864) 455-6766
Jean Winter, eIRB Coordinator
(864) 455-3145 Telefax: (864) 455-6766
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