LET US HELP YOU ACHIEVE YOUR ETHICAL, REGULATORY, & LEGAL RESPONSIBILITIES THROUGH IRB/ERB APPROVAL
THE PURPOSE OF AN IRB
The purpose of an IRB – or ethics review board – is the protection of human research subjects’ rights. IRBs and ERBs review research protocols that involve human subjects to uphold these fundamental standards:
that subjects are not placed at undue risk;
that participation is voluntary, and subjects are provided information to make an informed consent prior to participation; and
that written protocols are in place to assure subjects’ confidentiality or anonymity.
ADVANTAGES OF HML IRB
Our independent IRB service makes your approval quick and affordable:
we’re cost effective, our meetings are ad hoc and usually take between one and three business days for expedited reviews;
we’re impartial with no outcome, financial, institutional, or other personal interests in your project or organization;
we specialize in epidemiological, behavioral, educational, economic, and social science research projects.
By using our IRB review:
you don't have to create, organize, gain approval, register, or maintain an IRB;
you don’t have to coordinate training for IRB members;
you can quickly and inexpensively get to work on your study.
OFFICE FOR HUMAN RESEARCH PROTECTIONS
HML IRB is an autonomous committee authorized by the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Human Research Protections (IRB #1211, FWA #1102, IORG #850), to review and approve research involving human subjects before the start of research, and to conduct annual reviews of that research independent of affiliation with the organization submitting materials for review.