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Institutional Review Board

PeaceHealth requires that all investigators conducting research on individuals respect and protect the rights and welfare of individuals recruited for, and/or participating in, research under the supervision of PeaceHealth. As part of this commitment, Responsible Conduct of Research education is required of all investigators, research staff, and other relevant personnel.

This site has been created to support those affiliated with PeaceHealth in the conduct of research with human subjects.

The Code of Federal regulations defines Research as:

  • A systematic investigation, including research development, testing and evaluation, designed to develop or contribute to generalizable knowledge... [45 CFR 46.102(l)]

and defines Human Subject as:

  • A living individual about whom an investigator (whether professional or student) conducting research:  (i) obtains information or biospecimens through intervention or interaction with the individual, and uses,  studies, or analyzes the information or biospecimens; or (ii) obtains, uses, studies, analyzes, or generates identifiable private information or identifiable biospecimens. [45 CFR 46.102(e)(1)]

The Institutional Review Board must evaluate all research that is conducted with human subjects, regardless of funding, to ensure the protection of the rights and welfare of all research subjects. Research activities included under the federal definitions are the collection of tissues, blood, genetic material, private information, and any chart review. No research involving human subjects conducted under the auspices of PeaceHealth can be done without IRB approval.

We have completed a Policy Manual that will serve as a guide to researchers involved in human subject research. If you have any questions regarding this website, the status of your protocol, or any question involving human subject research compliance, please contact the IRB.

PeaceHealth Institutional Review Board

770 E. 11th Avenue
Eugene, OR 97401
Phone: 458-205-6829
Fax: 541-338-1024