Institutional Review Board

The Institutional Review Board (IRB) at GBMC is responsible for protecting the rights and welfare of human subjects participating in research at GBMC. 

GBMC requires all proposed research that involves intervention with human subjects, identifiable private data in medical records and data collection/analysis be reviewed and approved by the IRB.  The IRB monitors human subject research to determine that it is conducted ethically and in compliance with federal regulations, state laws and GBMC policies and procedures.

The function of the IRB is federally-mandated and is regulated by the Department of Health and Human Services (45 CFR 46) and the Food and Drug Administration (21 CFR 50 and 56).

GBMC maintains an assurance of compliance, called a Federalwide Assurance (FWA), with the Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP) in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

FWA Number

Expiration Date


July 25, 2022


All Institutional Review Boards designated in an FWA must be registered with the U.S. Department Health and Human Services (HHS).  The IRB at GBMC is registered with the HHS.

Registration Number

Expiration Date


August 8, 2020


The GBMC IRB is comprised of highly qualified members with varying backgrounds. The membership includes a chairperson, vice-chairperson and representatives from the medical staff, pharmacy, legal affairs, nursing, library services and the community.

The IRB meets every third Monday of the month at 5:00 p.m. in the GBMC Physicians Pavilion East Conference Center.

GBMC uses IRBNet for the electronic administration and management of its IRB. All research projects submitted for review by the IRB must be sent electronically through IRBNet. Paper submissions are no longer accepted.

If you are a GBMC affiliated researcher interested in submitting a research project to the IRB, please refer to the “IRBNet” tab on the left of this screen for accessing and training information.

For further information, contact the IRB staff:

Cathy Demmitt
IRB Coordinator
Phone:  443-849-2379

Martha McCracken
IRB Assistant
Phone: 443-849-3120

IRB Office Fax Number: 443-849-4199


Mailing Address
Greater Baltimore Medical Center
Institutional Review Board
6701 North Charles Street
Room 5910
Baltimore, Maryland 21204

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