Fox Chase uses a number of institutional review boards (IRBs) to support the research mission of the institution, including our local IRB and a number of commercial IRBs. The Office of Clinical Research has the ability to submit to any of these IRBs depending on the specific needs and circumstances of a given study.
Fox Chase Institutional Review Board
The Fox Chase Institutional Review Board (IRB) reviews all manner of studies, from treatment to behavioral to correlative, from any possible sponsor, including Fox Chase investigators, cooperative group and industry.
WIRB Copernicus Group (WCG)
Fox Chase has contracted with the Western IRB as its preferred commercial IRB in order to have the ability to submit studies outside of the local submission process, either to meet certain timelines or because WCG is the central IRB of record for a given industry-sponsored study. Please notify the OCR Regulatory Department and the Fox Chase Contracts Department if a WCG submission is possible and preferred.
Fox Chase has also contracted with Quorum IRB in order to have the ability to get industry-sponsored studies approved and activated faster. Quorum submission is also a possibility for studies not industry-sponsored in certain circumstances. Please notify the OCR Regulatory Department and the Fox Chase Contracts Department if Quorum submission is possible and preferred.