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Institutional Review Board (IRB) aka Human Subjects Review Board (HSRB)

The NIOSH IRB (HSRB) is one of the seven active CDC Institutional Review Boards (IRBs). The purpose of the NIOSH IRB (HSRB) is to ensure that all research involving human participants conducted by NIOSH, or funded in whole or in part by CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), complies with the Code of Federal Regulations, Title 45, Part 46_Protection of human subjects (45 CFR 46 aka The Common Rule). All human subjects research conducted by NIOSH is covered by the CDC Federalwide Assurance (FWA00001413) that is registered with the HHS Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP).

This includes research conducted by CDC employees, either directly, through cooperative agreements, contracts or simplified acquisition (e.g., purchase orders) or in collaboration with outside parties. It also includes all CDC/NIOSH research conducted or funded by CDC/NIOSH outside the United States. As per HHS OHRP regulations 45CFR46, all human subjects research must be approved by an Institutional Review Board (IRB) prior to the start of the research.

IRB Name: Centers for Disease Control & Prevention IRB #4 - NIOSH
IRB Registration #: 00000186
FWA#: 00001413


For Additional Information

Mark Toraason, Chair, NIOSH IRB (HSRB)
Phone : (513) 533-8222
Fax: (404) 929-2653
Email: MToraason@cdc.gov

Doug Trout, Co-Chair, NIOSH IRB (HSRB)
Phone: (513) 841-4558
Fax: (404) 929-2653
Email: DTtrout@cdc.gov

Kathy Masterson, Administrator NIOSH IRB (HSRB)
Phone: (513) 533-8591
Fax: (404) 929-2653
Email: KMasterson@cdc.gov

Diane C. Morris, Program Specialist NIOSH IRB (HSRB)
Phone: (513) 533-8361
Fax: (404) 929-2653
Email: DCMorris@cdc.gov

Address:
NIOSH IRB (HSRB) Office
4676 Columbia Parkway
Mailstop C-11
Cincinnati, OH 45226

For information regarding the NIOSH Office of Extramural Programs, sponsor of extramural research and training which complement the Institute's intramural programs, please see the NIOSH Office of Extramural Programs.

CDC's 7 Institutional Review Boards (IRBs)
The CDC Human Research Protection Office (HRPO) oversees all 7 CDC IRBs to ensure that all CDC human subjects research is conducted according to HHS and CDC regulations, policies and procedures.

 
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