Policies & Procedures

The Institutional Review Board (IRB) is dedicated to the highest standards of patient care in research and upholds the principles of the Belmont Report and guidelines for the protection of human subjects participating in research under its jurisdiction.

The Main Line Health IRB Policy and Procedures Manual is the primary reference for research studies involving human subjects and contains policies and procedures for conducting research activities under its jurisdiction as defined by Federal and State law. Please remember use the IRB web site as your source for the most recent policies and procedures. Click here for policy manual.     

Other Resources

Submitting to the IRB – Click here for Forms and Instructions for submissions to the IRB of new studies, continuing reviews, unanticipated problems, amendments and changes to study personnel. 

Guides and Templates – Click here for guides and templates on:

  • Informed Consent and Short Form Consent Guides

  • Protocol Preparation Guide

  •  Recruiting Subject Guide

  • Investigator and Research Staff Responsibilities

  • Requirements for Use of a  Central IRB

  • HIPAA Authorization and Revocation Templates  

Contact Info

Theresa Greaves
LIMR Office of Research Affairs


Main Line Health