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.

Full AAHRPP Accreditation received on12/11/15

Main Line Health Human Research Protection Program administered through the MLH Office of Research Protections (formerly Office of Regulatory Affairs) and the Main Line Hospitals Institutional Review Board has received full accreditation by the Association for Accreditation of Human Subject Research Protection Programs (AAHRPP) effective for three years effective December 11, 2015. A non-profit organization, AAHRPP provides accreditation for organizations that conduct or review human subject’s research.

Contact Info

Alia Dudley
Office of Research Affairs


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