The Main Line Hospitals IRB (MLHIRB) is comprised of three subcommittees located at each of the three Main Line Hospital sites. These subcommittees include the Bryn Mawr, Lankenau and Paoli Memorial Hospitals.
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. (MLH) 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, MLH maintains the above referenced documents on site as a written embodiment of the ethical foundation for all research conducted on MLH campuses.
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