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.

Industry Sponsored Studies

The MLH IRB charges an IRB use fee for review of all sponsored research. Investigators should incorporate the IRB review fee in the budget or contract for all sponsored research. For more information click here.

Main Line Hospitals IRB Performance Dashboard

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) on 183 organizations in 2012. Click here to see Dashboard.

Contact Info

Alia Dudley
Office of Research Affairs


Main Line Health