Institutional Review Board


Farah S. Ahmed, MPH, PhD, Chairperson

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) Institutional Review Board (IRB) includes at least five members of varying backgrounds in order to provide a complete and adequate review of human research and its institutional, legal, scientific, and social implications. The Board also includes at least one member who is not affiliated with KDHE and one member who is not a scientist.

Scope of Work

The Board is responsible for reviewing, approving, modifying, rejecting, and monitoring research involving human subjects recruited to participate in research activities conducted either under KDHE authority or using data from KDHE, as required by the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), specifically 45 CFR 46 and 21 CFR 56.

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