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Institutional Review Board (IRB)

The WakeMed Institutional Review Board (IRB) is a group of scientists and non-scientists who come together at a convened board meeting to review research studies and advocate for the welfare and safety of patients and participants who volunteer to participate in human research studies and projects.

The WakeMed IRB reviews and approves a variety of research projects to include, but not limited to, investigational drug and device studies, Nursing, Pharmacy as well as resident/student projects.

Services we offer:

  • One-on-One Pre-submission Project Consultations
  • Group Training/Presentations: “IRB 101 – The Basics”

Call/email for an appointment or to schedule a group presentation


Contact Us:

The IRB office is located at the WakeMed Raleigh Campus on the first floor.  The phone number is (919) 350-8795 and the hours of operation are 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday except on official holidays.

Email: irb@wakemed.org
Phone: 919-350-1219

IRB Members


Please review the documents below for more information on how to assemble a research package:

If you have not yet registered on IRBNet:

  • Review the PDF Energizer for IRBNet Registration (Requires Adobe Reader)
  • Document your user name and password upon initial registration.
  • When initially registering on IRBNet (or sharing your study information with a collaborator) you must identify "WakeMed Health & Hospitals" as your location.
  • Be sure to log out after each session. 

Once you have completed, electronically signed and submitted your study documents the IRB Office will review your submission for accuracy and completeness.  You will be promptly notified via email should the IRB need additional information to process your submission.

IRBNet Resources

Please access the IRBNet Training Resources page (www.irbnetresources.org) for the most current videos and Training Energizers for Researchers/Clinical Coordinators.

To get to the resources page click the "Resources" menu tab.  You will then be prompted with a pop-up box that asks for your login and password.


IRB meetings are held on the second Wednesday of every month at 7:30 a.m. in Conference Dining at WakeMed Raleigh Campus.

WakeMed IRB Meeting Dates

Administrative Fees

  • Full Board Modifications - $500
  • Clinical Research Institute - New Submission - $750
  • Clinical Research Institute - Continuing Review Submission - $250
  • WakeMed Local IRB Initial Submission fee: $2000
  • WakeMed Local IRB Continuing Review fee: $500.00