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About the Department

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, Duke Regional Hospital (formerly Durham Regional Hospital), Duke Raleigh Hospital, and Duke Primary Care.
The DUHS IRB office has 12 full-time employees and 12 part-time employees, including 12 Chairs, the Executive Director, and 11 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 fiscal years shown below, the DUHS IRB received the following:
                                                                               FY2011           FY2012           FY2013        FY2014
New Protocol Applications                                      1,598             1,642              1,634            1,685
Continuing Reviews                                                 3,485             3,727              3,918            3,992
Amendments & Personnel Change Requests         9,737            12,544            14,296           15,864
Review and Processing Time for a New Study
It takes an average of 20.2 calendar days from the time a new study is received by the IRB office to the date of presentation at a convened IRB meeting.
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