The CaroMont Health Institutional Review Board
The CaroMont Health Institutional Review Board (IRB) is a federally mandated
body established under the DHHS and FDA regulations for the Protection
of Human Subjects (45 CFR 46 and 21 CFR 56).
The primary purpose and role of the CaroMont Health IRB is to protect the
rights and welfare of human subjects participating in research at CaroMont
Health. The IRB fulfills this role by reviewing and approving human subject
research that occurs at CaroMont Health. The IRB also serve as CaroMont
Health’s HIPAA Privacy Board for reviewing the use of HIPAA regulated
Protected Health Information (PHI) for research purposes. The IRB committee
members come from a variety of disciplines and include physicians, nurses,
pharmacists, clergy, and representatives from the community.
The Office of Human Research Ethics
The CaroMont Health IRB is administered by the CaroMont Health Office of
Human Research Ethics (OHRE). OHRE is responsible for ensuring the IRB’s
compliance with Federal regulations and institutional policies and procedures.
OHRE maintains IRB policies and procedures and also provides guidance
and assistance to researchers in order to facilitate the IRB review process.
If you have any questions about the IRB review process, please contact
OHRE at 704-834-3891.
IRB Policies and Forms
CaroMont Health Institutional Review Board Policies and Standard Operating
Procedures and IRB forms can be downloaded from the CHIP Intranet or can
be obtained by contacting the Office of Human Research Ethics.
Michelle Cook, MS, MPH, CIP
CaroMont Health Institutional Review Board
CaroMont Regional Medical Center
2525 Court Dr
Gastonia, NC 28054