ProMedica

ProMedica IRB Partnership Information

ProMedica Health System (PHS) and Lourdes University have implemented a reciprocal IRB Authorization Agreement that allows PHS to rely on the Lourdes University IRB, and Lourdes University to rely on the PHS IRB, for required adult social behavioral reviews. The “Authorizing IRB” delegates the decision making process to the “Reviewing IRB.” The flow sheet (link below) describes the process for deciding which IRB will review a particular research study and thus serve as the “IRB of Record.”

IRB of Record: The IRB of Record will generally be determined by the originating institution of the principal investigator. However, all pediatric research and research involving protected health information (PHI) will be reviewed by the PHS IRB due to the requirement that IRB members have appropriate experience and expertise with the respect to the type of research being reviewed.

IRB Administration has the final authority to determine which IRB will serve as the IRB of Record, considering IRB workload, IRB expertise and other relevant administrative factors.

Documents

Agency Permission Form (PDF)
ProMedica Lourdes Schema (PDF)
ProMedia Lourdes Consent Template (PDF)

Contact

ProMedica IRB Office
phsirb@promedica.org
419-291-8921

Lourdes University
irb@lourdes.edu

Resources

Kristin Booth
IRB Administrator
irb@lourdes.edu

Lynne Zajac, Ph.D., R.N.
Chairperson, IRB
lzajac@lourdes.edu