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Scope and Function


The University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) Institutional Review Board (IRB) is comprised of 4 sections. All sections (1-4) of the IRB meet monthly in 910 Madison, Suite 502, Memphis, TN on the first, second, third, and fourth Wednesdays of the month, respectively. View meeting schedules for meeting times and submission deadlines.


The IRB has responsibility for the review of research involving human subjects for the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Le Bonheur Children's Hospital, Methodist Healthcare-Memphis Hospitals, and Regional One Health.


The primary function of the IRB is to assist researchers in the protection of the rights and welfare of human subjects. It is necessary for others who are independent of the research to share the responsibility for determining the standards for ethical conduct of research involving human subjects. Investigators, however, carry primary responsibility for assuring that research protocols are carried out according to standards established by the IRB.

Last Published: Dec 14, 2018