MLH Institutional Review Board


The Main Line Hospitals IRB (MLH IRB) is comprised of three subcommittees located at Bryn Mawr, Lankenau and Paoli Hospitals. The MLH IRB services the entire research community within Main Line Health, including Bryn Mawr Rehabilitation and Riddle Hospital.

The MLH IRB upholds the principles of the Belmont Report and guidelines for the protection of human subjects participating in research under its jurisdiction. We are committed to safeguarding the rights and welfare of persons participating in research conducted under its jurisdiction.

The Office of Research Affairs (ORA) is structured to facilitate the review process of human subject research by the MLH IRB. We are a resource for navigating the realm of regulatory compliance and fostering the ethical conduct of human subject research within the MLHS research community at large.

Main Line Health IRB Fee

There is a fee schedule associated with categories of research reviewed by the MLH IRB. For more information click here.

Main Line Hospitals IRB Performance Dashboard (new as of 5/11/2015)

Current IRB efforts and a summary of IRB review times by type of review (full vs. expedited) benchmarked against data supplied to the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs (AAHRPP) in 2013. Click here to see Dashboard.

AAHRPP Site Visit occurred September 23-24 2015

The Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs, Inc. (AAHRPP) site visit occurred on September 23-24, 2015. Thank you to all who participated and made the site visit a success. The Human Research Protection Program at Main Line Health should receive initial accreditation by the end of 2015 or early 2016!

Contact Info

Alia Dudley
Office of Research Affairs


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