Regional IRB consolidation

The consolidation and activation of Regional Health Command-Pacific (RHC-P) was completed 1 February 2017. The RHC-P IRB(s) convene each month with membership from Madigan Army Medical Center and Tripler Army Medical Center, to include two RHC-P IRB Chairs and three RHC-P IRB Co- Chairs. The responsibility for the RHC-P is delegated from the Regional Command to the Commander, Madigan Army Medical Center. The Army Human Research Protections Office (AHRPO) manages the IRB consolidation plan, provides oversight and oversees all Army-conducted and supported research involving human subjects.

The new RHC-P IRB reviews Madigan and Tripler Army Medical Center proposals. The Human Protection Administrator (HPA) have the lead and key role in the administration of and compliance with the Human Research Protection Program (HRPP). The HPA also serves as an Exempt Determination Official (EDO) for the institution concerning exempt human subject research.

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