HealthEast Institutional Review Board

Community hospitals and clinics provide unique opportunities for research, utilizing a patient population different from more academic settings. However, just as in an academic setting, protection of the rights and safety of research subjects is critical.

The HealthEast Institutional Review Board (IRB) reviews proposed research activities, ensuring that the rights and welfare of research participants are protected. Board members are volunteers from the East Metro community and HealthEast employees. Meetings are held the third Monday of every month.

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Send completed application packets to:

HealthEast Institutional Review Board
1700 University Avenue
St. Paul MN 55104

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Participation in clinical trials at HealthEast offers opportunities to help test new drugs, procedures or devices for people with a variety of health conditions, such as high cholesterol, heart disease and diabetes.

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The IRB has the authority to approve, require modifications, or disapprove research activities involving human subjects. All proposed research using HealthEast facilities, patients or staff is subject to review prior to implementation.

Before submitting an IRB application, the investigator must:

  • Obtain HealthEast Research and Education department approval
  • Obtain approval from the relevant HealthEast site administrator(s)
  • Develop a budget, ensuring any needed funding
  • Complete human subjects research education

IRB meeting dates

HealthEast IRB meets on the third Monday of every month. All IRB meetings take place at St. Joseph's Hospital in the Board Room at 7:30 am.

The investigator's attendance at the meeting is mandatory for review. Proposed activities will not be reviewed without the investigator present.

You will be contacted by the IRB for the exact meeting time and location.

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Submission deadline

January 15, 2018 January 2, 2018
February 19, 2018 February 5, 2018
March 19, 2018 March 5, 2018
April 16, 2018 April 2, 2018
May 21, 2018 May 7, 2018
June 18, 2018 June 4, 2018
July 16, 2018 July 2, 2018
August 20, 2018 August 6, 2018
September 17, 2018 September 3, 2018
October 15, 2018 October 1, 2018
November 19, 2018 November 5, 2018
December 17, 2018 December 3, 2018

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Founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet in 1853, St. Joseph's is proud to hold the distinction as Minnesota's first hospital.

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