Scope and Authority

Institutional Review Board (IRB)

Scope and Authority of Lane's IRB

Lane's IRB is governed by the IRB Charter and Standard Operating Procedures, which are based on the requirements of the Code of Federal Regulations Title 45, part 46.

The IRB has the following authority to:

  • review all federally supported projects and programs involving research with human subjects (except for exempted research) and to either approve, require modifications in, or disapprove those research activities.
  • provide continuing advice and counsel to personnel engaged in activities involving human subjects.
  • require progress reports from the investigators and oversee the conduct of the study.
  • suspend or terminate approval of a study, or to place restrictions on a study, when this is deemed to be in the best interests of the subjects in that study.
  • observe the informed consent process in any approved project, especially in cases where the consentee is from a vulnerable population.
  • access and to make copies of records related to any research approved by the IRB for any reason, regardless of the location of those records.