Welcome to IRB Spokane

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DECEMBER 2, 2016 -- IMPORTANT INFORMATION -

THE IRB LAUNCHED AN ELECTRONIC SYSTEM IN OCTOBER CALLED "CLICK".  WE ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTING ANY PAPER SUBMISSIONS - ALL SUBMISSIONS MUST BE THROUGH CLICK.   LEGACY STUDIES HAVE BEEN LOADED INTO CLICK,  HOWEVER, THERE IS A PROCESS TO MIGRATE CURRENT DOCUMENTS THAT YOU WILL NEED TO COMPLETE AT THE TIME OF YOUR NEXT CONTINUING REVIEW OR MODIFICATION.  WE ARE WORKING THROUGH THE STUDIES AND WILL CONTACT YOU DIRECTLY TO GUIDE YOU THROUGH THE PROCESS.  IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE PLEASE CONTACT LORI MAYHLE AT 509-474-3632 - LORI.MAYHLE@PROVIDENCE.ORG.

THE URL FOR THE CLICK WEB SITE IS https://eirb.providence.org -- HOWEVER, USER ACCOUNTS ARE REQUIRED TO ACCESS THE SITE.  IF A PROVIDENCE HEALTH & SERVICES EMPLOYEE A "CAREGIVER" USER ACCOUNT MUST BE REQUESTED.  IF AN EXTERNAL INVESTIGATOR AN "EXTERNAL" USER ACCOUNT MUST BE REQUESTED.  ALL MEMEBERS OF THE STUDY TEAM MUST HAVE AN ACCOUNT IN ORDER TO BE ADDED TO THE STUDY SUBMISSION.  PLEASE CONTACT THE IRB FOR INSTRUCTIONS. 

THERE ARE NEW POLICES WHICH ARE ALSO LOCATED IN CLICK.  

UNTIL WE CAN UPDATE OUR WEBSITE PLEASE DO NOT USE ANY FORMS OR POLICIES ON THIS WEBSITE WITHOUT FIRST TALKING WITH THE IRB. 

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The Institutional Review Board (IRB) is composed of approximately 17 board members, including 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 done at those ministries the IRB must have facility approval (form is part of application).  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