Welcome to IRB Spokane

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION - PLEASE READ BEFORE PROCEEDING 

IN OCTOBER 2016 THE IRB LAUNCHED AN ELECTRONIC SYSTEM CALLED "CLICK".  WE ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTING ANY PAPER SUBMISSIONS - ALL SUBMISSIONS MUST BE THROUGH CLICK.   

THE URL FOR THE CLICK WEB SITE IS https://eirb.providence.org.  USER ACCOUNTS ARE REQUIRED TO ACCESS THE SITE.  IF A PROVIDENCE ST. JOSEPH HEALTH EMPLOYEE  -- A "CAREGIVER" USER ACCOUNT MUST BE REQUESTED.  IF AN EXTERNAL INVESTIGATOR -- AN "EXTERNAL" USER ACCOUNT MUST BE REQUESTED.  ALL MEMBERS OF THE STUDY TEAM MUST HAVE AN ACCOUNT IN ORDER TO BE ADDED TO THE STUDY SUBMISSION. 

IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE PLEASE CONTACT US AT INSTITUTIONAL.REVIEW.BOARD@PROVIDENCE.ORG

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The Providence Health Care Institutional Review Board (IRB) is composed of technical experts, administrators, lay people, and clergy. The board meets on the second Thursday of each month to review research projects involving human subjects.   Specifically, the IRB reviews protocols to ensure that:

  • Patient safety and rights are maintained.
  • Risks to subjects are minimized.
  • Risks to subjects are justified in relation to anticipated benefits.
  • The selection of subjects is equitable.
  • Subjects will be informed of all procedures, costs, risks, and benefits of participating in a research study.
The IRB adheres to regulations and guidelines provided by the Food and Drug Administration (http://www.fda.gov/default.htm) and the Office of Human Research Protections as they relate to IRBs.   Types of Reviews   The IRB provides the following types of reviews:
  • Emergency Use
  • Exempt review
  • Expedited review
  • Facilitated review
  • Full board review
Attention All Researchers - If any portion of your research is conducted at any Providence Heath Care Ministry (including Providence Medical Groups) and/or St. Luke's Rehabilitation Institute, your project must receive review and approval by this IRB.  Before IRB review can take place for research being conducted at those ministries the IRB must have facility approval (see Forms and Guidelines page).  To assist you in obtaining facility approval, please contact the following -  For Providence Health Care -  474-4345.    For St. Luke's Rehabilitation Institute - Douglas L. Weeks, PhD - 509-939-1316 - weeksdl@inhs.org