Types of Clinical Research Studies 

Institutional Review Board: (IRB)

Every Clinical Research Facility is required to use an Institutional Review Board. The purpose of the IRB is to protect you, the volunteer. They approve every aspect of the clinical trials studies based on how the patient will be treated and according to the FDA Human Subjects regulations. If you have any concerns about the study or clinic, you are allowed and encouraged to contact the IRB. Contact information will be with the Informed Consent.