The Institutional Review Board at Spectrum Health protects the rights, safety and welfare of all research participants. The Institutional Review Board reviews and oversees such research to assure it meets ethical principles and complies with federal regulations that pertain to human participant protections and good clinical practices.
Members of the Institutional Review Board include Spectrum Health physicians, staff, community members, scientists and non-scientists and those who possess a broad range of interests and expertise that correspond with the areas of research conducted across the system. The Institutional Review Board at Spectrum Health is registered with the Office of Human Protections under an assurance of compliance.
The Spectrum Health Institutional Review Board Support Office is a dependable source of regulatory, operational and ethical knowledge for the Spectrum Health research community and the Spectrum Health Institutional Review Board committee. Our mission is to facilitate excellence in research by providing timely and thorough reviews of research applications and promoting the ethical and compliant conduct of research.