HealthEast Institutional Review Board

Community hospitals and clinics provide unique opportunities for research, utilizing a patient population different from more academic settings. However, just as in an academic setting, protection of the rights and safety of research subjects is critical.

The HealthEast Institutional Review Board (IRB) reviews proposed research activities, ensuring that the rights and welfare of research participants are protected. Board members are volunteers from the East Metro community and HealthEast employees. Meetings are held the third Monday of every month.

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Send completed application packets to:

HealthEast Institutional Review Board
1700 University Avenue
St. Paul MN 55104

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Participation in clinical trials at HealthEast offers opportunities to help test new drugs, procedures or devices for people with a variety of health conditions, such as high cholesterol, heart disease and diabetes.

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The IRB has the authority to approve, require modifications, or disapprove research activities involving human subjects. All proposed research using HealthEast facilities, patients or staff is subject to review prior to implementation.

Before submitting an IRB application, the investigator must:

  • Obtain HealthEast Research and Education department approval
  • Obtain approval from the relevant HealthEast site administrator(s)
  • Develop a budget, ensuring any needed funding
  • Complete human subjects research education

IRB meeting dates

HealthEast IRB meets on the third Monday of every month. All IRB meetings take place at St. Joseph's Hospital in the Board Room at 7:30 am.

The investigator's attendance at the meeting is mandatory for review. Proposed activities will not be reviewed without the investigator present.

You will be contacted by the IRB for the exact meeting time and location.

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Submission deadline

January 16, 2017 January 2, 2017
February 20, 2017 February 6, 2017
March 20, 2017 March 6, 2017
April 17, 2017 April 3, 2017
May 15, 2017 May 1, 2017
June 19, 2017 June 5, 2017
July 17, 2017 July 3, 2017
August 21, 2017 August 7, 2017
September 18, 2017 September 4, 2017
October 16, 2017 October 2, 2017
November 20, 2017 November 6, 2017
December 18, 2017 December 4, 2017

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