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Institutional Review Board (IRB)

The Institutional Review Board (IRB) is responsible for recommending approval or disapproval of each proposed research project involving human subjects.  In its deliberation the IRB shall comply with all Federal and State Regulations pertaining to both safeguarding of the rights and welfare of human subjects and protecting health information.  The Lancaster General Hospital endorses the philosophy that research projects can be meaningful and supportive to patient care.

IRB approval is necessary before work may begin on research studies. The IRB meets on the second Tuesday of each month and protocols should be submitted at least 4 weeks in advance of the meeting.

For more information on IRB requirements, submission processes, templates policies, and access to IRB Manager (online protocol submission and management tool), please contact: 


For more information on IRB requirements please contact:

Toni Phelan

IRB Coordinator




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