The Institutional Research Review Board (IRRB) at Cleveland Clinic Akron General was created to oversee research involving human subjects conducted at Akron General and its affiliated institutions. This board ensures that research participants are informed, that the risk to them is minimized, and that the anticipated benefits outweigh the risks involved in participation. The IRRB carries out these responsibilities by ensuring that the research performed is scientifically valid and that the rights and welfare of the participants are protected.

The IRRB office staff is available to help those conducting research at Akron General with ethical and procedural issues, as well as to ensure that all researchers comply with the federal guidelines set forth by the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Human Research Protections and the Food and Drug Administration.

If you are a researcher and would like additional information regarding conducting research involving human subjects at Akron General, please contact the IRRB office at 330.344.6947 or email

For questions regarding research not involving human subjects, please email the Department of Research at

Research Toolkit

Meeting Dates

Research Charges
IRB Review Fee

  • Institutional Research Review Board Initial Review: $2,500
  • Institutional Research Review Board Annual Review: $1,000

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