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What are the CSEC and the IRB?

Beginning in August 2013, the Institutional Review Board (IRB) implemented a new review process. Prior to submission of a scientific protocol to the IRB, the Clinical Study Evaluation Committee (CSEC) must review the document for approval. After approval by the CSEC, the scientific protocol may be sent to the IRB for final approval. For more information regarding the IRB please visit this website.

This process is essential to ensure research studies are high quality, high impact, and maintain patient safety and confidentiality. Research studies may not be conducted in this institution without the appropriate approvals from these governing bodies. 


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