The Cleveland Clinic in Florida IRB was established in 1988 several months after the opening of Cleveland Clinic Florida. The IRB was created to fulfill our mission and dedication to research and education, clinic and hospital in one campus.
The fundamental purpose of the IRB is for the protection of human subjects in research. The IRB committee reviews and monitors research projects according to federal regulations. The IRB also assists in the education of those involved in research. A Clinical Research Newsletter (CRN) was developed as an educational outreach source for professional staff and employees. The CRN is generated monthly with featured articles of continued education and newly approved research projects.
Cleveland Clinic in Florida’s IRB consists of members including both staff-level and resident physicians, administrative personnel, nursing personnel, and non-affiliated laypeople to represent the community. Continual development of IRB studies ensures the highest possible standard of health care for patients in South Florida.
Institutional Review Board
Cleveland Clinic Florida
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Weston, FL 33331
IRB Chairman: Stephen E. Zimberg, MD
Chief Academic Officer: Steven D. Wexner, M.D.
IRB Contact Person: Donna J. Simonovitch, Manager
Frequency of the IRB meetings: Monthly
Date of the IRB meetings: First Thursday of the month
Deadline date of research submissions: 20th of each month
Timeframe for IRB approval letter: 7-10 working days after the convened IRB meeting.
Scope of Review
IRB review is required for any research involving human subjects conducted at Cleveland Clinic in Florida, Weston, and Cleveland Clinic Hospital, Weston.