The Department of Research is charged with the oversight, facilitation, and support of all research activity occurring within LifeBridge Health. The Department serves as a resource for faculty, physicians, residents, fellows, and administrators, providing support services and guidance in fulfilling the obligation to plan and conduct all experimental procedures with the highest scientific, humane, and ethical principles.
The Department's Institutional Review Board (IRB) , whose primary responsibility is to ensure respect and protect the rights, welfare and privacy of all individuals who participate in a research study, is guided by principles set forth in the Code of Federal Regulations, 45 CFR 46, 21 CFR 50, and 21 CFR 56.
Similarly, the Department's Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) oversees the animal laboratory facility and all laboratory procedures ensuring the appropriate care, use and humane treatment of all animals maintained for the purpose of research or training. The Department provides individual and group educational opportunities for all LifeBridge Health employees designed to aid in the maintenance of these standards.
The department also maintains an Administrative Review Board (ARB) to review the impact on ancillary departments required to support research endeavors.