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Cone Health Institutional Review Board

The Institutional Review Board (IRB) exists to facilitate and support clinical research and trials at Cone Health. The Cone Health IRB has jurisdiction over all research involving recruited, enrolled and/or treated human subjects that take place at any Cone Health location (either in-patient or outpatient), including:

  • Wesley Long Hospital
  • Behavioral Health Hospital
  • Annie Penn Hospital Division
  • The Moses H. Cone Hospital
  • Cone Health Cancer Center
  • Regional Center for Infectious Disease
  • The Health Services Division
  • The Greensboro Area Health Education Center
  • MedCenter Highpoint
  • Cone Health Medical Group
  • Alamance Regional Medical Center
  • MedCenter Mebane
  • Randolph Health Cancer Center

The IRB’s mission is to protect and advocate for human subjects by reviewing, approving and ensuring compliance of research projects and trials that take place at Cone Health. The IRB prioritizes the   safety and privacy of human subjects by ensuring the following:

  • Protected health information (PHI) is secure and handled according to HIPAA
  • Study participants are not subjected to unnecessary risks
  • Subjects are clearly informed and fully aware of any risks that may be involved before they consent to participate in research

Research Focus Areas

We’re proud to house research and trials for six disciplines at Cone Health. Each day, these teams are gaining knowledge that impact our community.