About the Penn IRB
- The University of Pennsylvania is guided by the ethical principles set forth in Belmont Report. The minimum standards are set by the Department of Health and Human Services regulations at 45 CFR 46 and the Food and Drug Administration’s regulations at 21 CFR 50 and 21 CFR 56.
- In June 2007, Penn’s human research protection program (including the IRBs) was awarded full accreditation by the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs. Accreditation standards establish the highest expectations for the conduct and oversight of human research.
IRB SOPs describe policies governing IRB review and the conduct of human subjects’ research at Penn.
The Institutional Review Board (IRB) at Penn has an existing process to bill IRB fees for submissions. Click for the fee schedule and other important details.
Federalwide Assurance Information
The Federalwide Assurance (FWA) is an assurance of compliance with the U.S. federal regulations for the protection of human subjects in research. Click for Penn’s Federalwide Assurances and IRB Registration information.
Human Research Participants
The page provides information for research participants, including information on how to contact the IRB if you have a complaint about a research study.
If you have questions and want to speak with someone directly, there are a few ways to contact us
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