The Duke University Health System Institutional Review Board (DUHS IRB) has responsibility for the review of research involving human subjects for the Duke University Schools of Medicine and Nursing, Durham Regional Hospital, Duke Raleigh Hospital, and Duke Primary Care.
The DUHS IRB office has 13 full-time employees and 11 part-time employees, including 11 Chairs, the Executive Director, and 12 staff persons. IRB members are drawn from various disciplines across DUHS and the surrounding Durham/Triangle community.
The DUHS IRB has oversight of 9 convened IRBs, of which 8 meet monthly in Hock Plaza on the first, second, third and fourth Wednesday and Thursday afternoons of the month. Please select the Meeting Dates link for details.
During the last two fiscal years, the DUHS IRB received the following:
July 1, 2010 - June 30, 2011: July 1, 2011 - June 30, 2012:
1,598 new protocol applications 1,642 new protocol applications
3,485 continuing reviews 3,727 continuing reviews
9,737 amendments and personnel change requests 12,544 amendments and personnel change requests
Review and Processing Time for a New Study
It takes an average of 30 calendar days from the time a new study is received by the IRB office to the date of presentation at a convened IRB meeting.