Institutional Review Board


Akron Children's Institutional Review Board (IRB) is constituted to review and approve all human subject-related research conducted at Children’s or by or under the direction of employees, agents or members of the medical staff in connection with their institutional responsibilities.

The IRB is responsible for protecting the rights and welfare of human subjects in research as set forth in the Ethical Principles and Guidelines for the Protection of Human Subjects in Research (Belmont Report) and Code of Federal Regulations (45 CFR 46 and 21 CFR 56), and in assuring compliance with federal, state and local laws as they may relate to the participation of human subjects in research as well as the Code of Federal Regulations (21 CFR 50).

Criteria for Approval

For more information, contact the IRB chairman, Robert Novak, MD, at 330-543-3691.

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