The Legacy Institutional Review Board (IRB) is responsible for the review and approval of all research involving human subjects that utilize Legacy Health facilities, resources or patients. The IRB is a federally mandated board charged with protecting the rights and welfare of human research subjects recruited to participate in research activities and to ensure compliance with applicable Legacy Health policies and federal and state regulations. The IRB is responsible for reviewing, approving, and monitoring all research projects involving human subjects.
There are two IRBs at Legacy, one that meets at Good Sam and one at Emanuel. Both can review studies that are based at any Legacy facility. Meetings of each IRB are held once per month. The Chair may call an additional meeting if indicated. A majority plus one of the IRB constitutes a quorum, which includes at least one member whose primary concerns are in nonscientific areas.
For additional information, please contact Paul Newton, JD, Senior Research Regulatory Specialist.
Telephone: (503) 413-5355
Legacy IRB Policy
Standard Operating Procedures
IRB Membership 2015
Read Me - Investigators
Read Me - Sponsors
Model Consent Form (Word file)
IRB Questionnaire (Word file)
Retrospective Chart Review (Word file)