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Institutional Review Board

Baton Rouge General’s Institutional Review Board (IRB) is tasked with protecting the rights and welfare of human participants in its clinical trials. The Principal Investigator conducting the research shares in this responsibility. All research involving human subjects at Baton Rouge General must be reviewed and approved by an appropriate IRB or be exempt from review. IRB review of research is required in all cases. Baton Rouge General’s IRB is in accordance with the FDA’s mandated regulations regarding human research protection.

IRB Manager is the software service we use to manage all information related to studies. If you plan to be an Investigator/Coordinator, contact the IRB Administrator at (225) 387-7112 for login information.

Baton Rouge General’s IRB is a committee made up of individuals with and without science backgrounds, as well as community members. If you are interested in becoming an IRB member, contact Emily Panepinto, IRB Administrator, at (225) 387-7112.

If you are interested in initiating a clinical trial and would like more information on IRB requirements and meetings, click here.