Who makes up the IRB?

Who makes up the IRB?

Institutional Review Board (IRB) FAQs Who makes up the IRB?

Who makes up the IRB?


​The membership in the IRB is selected based on the requirements of the federal regulations. In general IRB members are people on the faculty or staff at UAB who have expertise in the areas of research that the IRB reviews. There are also members who are not employed by UAB who are members of the community. People on the UAB IRBs include physicians, scientists, nurses, bioethicists, lawyers, and members of the clergy. You can find a list of current IRB board members online. 

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