The Main Line Hospitals Institutional Review Board (MLH IRB) is
comprised of three subcommittees located at Lankenau Medical Center,
Bryn Mawr and Paoli hospitals. The MLHIRB services the entire research
community within Main Line Health, including Riddle Hospital and Bryn
Mawr Rehabilitation Hospital.
Main Line Hospitals, Inc. is committed to safeguarding the rights and
welfare of persons participating in research conducted under its
jurisdiction. To that end it is cognizant of the Declaration of
Helsinki—a code of ethics for clinical research—which had been approved
by the World Medical Association initially in 1964 and most recently in
1989. Additionally, Main Line Hospitals, Inc. subscribes to and abides
by the Belmont Report which contains a statement of basic ethical
principles governing research involving human subjects which was issued
by the National Commission for the Protection of Human Subjects in 1978.
Aware of its role in perpetuating ethical standards in the application
of sound medical research, Main Line Hospitals maintains the above
referenced documents on-site as a written embodiment of the ethical
foundation for all research conducted on Main Line Health campuses.
For more information, call 1.866.CALL.MLH.