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Institutional Review Board (IRB)

Is the BioPharma Diagnostics staff required to have human subjects protection training?

All research staff is required to take the Mayo Clinic Human Research Protection Program exam before participating in research activities.


Is the Mayo Clinic IRB fully accredited?

The Mayo Clinic IRB is accredited by the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs, Inc. (AAHRPP).


How often does the Mayo IRB meet for projects that require full board review?

The Mayo Clinic IRB meets at least three times per week. A fourth meeting is held every other week.


What is the turnaround time for IRB review?

Turnaround time for IRB approval is four to six weeks from the date of submission. Timing can vary based on the complexity of the project.


Can an external IRB be used?

No. Projects that require review must be submitted to the Mayo Clinic IRB.