The Institutional Review Board (IRB) has been established to assure the protection of all human subjects in research projects conducted by anyone on the premises of Eterna MD Medical Rejuvenation Center and to research conducted elsewhere by our physicans, staff, or other representatives of Eterna MD in connection with their institutional responsibilities.
In accordance with Health and Human Services Regulations for Protection of Human Subjects (45 CFR 46), an institutional review board committee, composed of members from a variety of scientific disciplines as well as community members, assists investigators in the protection of the rights and welfare of human subjects.
The IRB also serves to facilitate valuable human subject research as well as protect the investigator and the institution through a comprehensive review process. All human research projects must be reviewed and approved by the IRB prior to initiation and then conducted in full compliance with the IRB guidelines.
The institutional review board (IRB), also known as an independent ethics committee or ethical review board, is a committee that has been formally designated to approve, monitor, and review biomedical and behavioral research involving humans. They often conduct some form of risk-benefit analysis in an attempt to determine whether or not research should be done.
In the United States, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Department of Health and Human Services (specifically Office for Human Research Protections) regulations have empowered IRBs to approve, require modifications in planned research prior to approval, or disapprove research. IRBs are responsible for critical oversight functions for research conducted on human subjects that are ‘scientific’, ‘ethical’, and ‘regulatory’.