Institutional Research Review Board (IRB)
Welcome! Aspirus Wausau Hospital's Institutional Research Review Board (AWH-IRB) serves as an ethical review board to protect the rights and welfare of individuals who participate as subjects of research conducted at Aspirus Wausau Hospital, Aspirus Clinics, Aspirus Heart & Vascular Institute - Research & Education, Aspirus Regional Cancer Center, Aspirus Grand View Health Systems, Aspirus Keweenaw Hospital, along with affiliated offices of Aspirus, Inc. The AWH-IRB is also the IRB of record for the Wausau School District, Achieve Center in Wausau, Langlade Hospital in Antigo, and Riverview Hospital & UW Cancer Center Riverview in Wisconsin Rapids.
The AWH-IRB is a partner in the Protection of Human Research Participants.
The IRB is composed of a diverse group consisting of members with varied experience, expertise, and backgrounds, including:
- Other health professionals
- Community members (not affiliated with Aspirus Wausau Hospital)
IRB members serve on a voluntary basis, for a two-year term, meeting once a month to review research for physicians & medical staff who are engaged in research.
The mission of the Institutional Review Board is to protect the rights and welfare of human research subjects. The IRB ensures that risks to subjects are minimized and reasonable in relation to the anticipated benefit, that selection of subjects is equitable, and that each subject is informed of the research and gives his/her consent prior to participation.