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Human Research Affairs

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    Human Research Affairs
    Human Research Committee/IRB
    Human Research Quality Improvement (QI)
  • Human Research Affairs

    ​​A number of offices and committees within Partners, BWH and MGH are involved with the oversight of research projects. Read on to learn more about their roles and responsibilities.

    Partners Human Re​search Committee/Ins​​titutional Review Board (IRB)

    The Partners Human Research Committee (PHRC) is the Institutional Review Board (IRB) of Partners HealthCare. The PHRC must approve all human-subject research conducted by a Partners-affiliated investigator.

    Ros Gray, Director, Human Research Review & Compliance – 857-282-1903 rgray1@partners.org​​

    Partners Human Resea​rch Quality Impro​​vement (QI) Program

    The Partners Human Research Quality Improvement (QI) Program is committed to providing on-going support and education to the research community. The knowledgeable staff works closely with the research community to ensure optimal conduct of human research within the framework of federal regulations, institutional policies, and good clinical practice.

    Sarah White, Director, Quality Improvement Program – 617-278-1130  swhite12@partners.org​​​​

    Partners Institutional Biosafety Comm​​i​ttee (PIBC)

    The PIBC is the Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) for Partners HealthCare. The PIBC reviews biological research involving recombinant DNA (rDNA), infectious agents, human and non-human primate materials, and biological toxins conducted at Partners.

    Ryan Schlimgen, PIBC Director- 857-282-1799 rschlimgen@partners.org