CIRB - Consortium of Independent Review Boards. We are a non-profit organization of independent institutional review boards committed to the ethical review of clinical research and the protection of human research participants.

Privacy Statement

The privacy of all those who use this website is of prime importance to us. Except as otherwise provided in this privacy statement, we will not willfully disclose any personal information regarding our users without first obtaining their approval, unless...

CIRB's History

Over the years CIRB has submitted written comments on close to a dozen proposed laws or regulations. CIRB has been a strong and consistent voice for the independent IRB community and remains dedicated to improving the entire spectrum of human subject...

Ethics & Policy Statements

The fundamental principles of research ethics put forth in the Belmont Report - Respect for Persons, Justice and Beneficence - provide the guidance under which CIRB member organizations function.

Our Library

Our library contains materials regarding independent review boards, the role of central institutional review boards and centralized IRB review. CIRB members have spoken at industry meetings and are available for speaking engagements on a variety of issues...


FAQs and Introduction to Clinical Trials for Participants. Choosing to participate in a clinical trial is an important personal decision. These frequently asked questions provide detailed information about clinical trials.

Membership Info

CIRB protects and promotes the interests of both its membership and the public by careful, collaborative assessment of the issues and their impact and development of strategies and policies to successfully intercede on behalf of the group and its membership,...

CIRB Members

Consortium of Independent Review Boards' current members: Compass IRB; IntegReview Ltd; Liberty IRB, Inc; Salus IRB; Sterling Institutional Review Board


Frequently Asked Questions about IIRBs: What is an Institutional Review Board; What is an independent IRB; What is a central IRB; Do independent IRBs get involved with an institution's research; What is an "accredited" IRB.

Contact CIRB

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