IRB Overview

At Hughston, an Institutional Review Board (IRB) reviews every study we conduct on human subjects to establish that the science underlying the study is sound, that it is being conducted in compliance with the regulatory requirements of the FDA and other regulatory bodies, that each patient’s rights and welfare are protected, and that all HIPAA requirements are met.


The Hughston IRB is made up of healthcare professionals, businesspeople and community members. It meets quarterly to thoroughly analyze current and proposed research studies.