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Institutional Review Board Resources

Institutional Review Board (IRB)

Documents and Resources

If you are not an AdventHealth employee, please note that the links will allow you to download copies of the policies. 

If you need to contact the IRB you may email: or call: 407-200-2677


Research Volunteers 

Visit our For Participants page for more information about participating in a research study.

If you have a question regarding your rights as a research participant, you may reach us at 407-200-2677 or

Our office is open from 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 8:00 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Friday. After business hours, we will respond to your call or email promptly the next business day.

You may address questions, suggestions, concerns, or complaints about the IRB or human research protection program; allegations of undue influence, allegations of noncompliance, or findings of noncompliance orally or in writing to:

Institutional Review Board
901 N. Lake Destiny Road, Suite 400
Maitland, FL 32751
AdventHealth Orlando Compliance Hotline:  888-92-GUIDE (48433).

About Research Participation

NCI Clinical Trials Programs & Initiatives

Step 1: Register on and affiliate with AdventHealth

The AdventHealth IRB Orlando uses for electronic submissions, and all users must be registered in the system. 

  • Go to
  • Click “New User Registration”
  • Affiliate with AdventHealth Orlando
  • Complete activation of your account via a link received in an email upon registration

Step 2: Complete all IRB education requirements


To ensure the protection of human participants, all research investigators and staff must complete and show verification of their CITI training.  Investigators must complete additional training, described below.

    • Register on – make sure your “institutional email” is the one you will check regularly
    • Select AdventHealth as your affiliated institution. (NOTE: We cannot accept Certificates of Completion under another institution’s affiliation.  If you have completed modules under another institution’s affiliation, these will be credited to the required modules for AdventHealth once you affiliate under AdventHealth.)
    • Take courses
      • REQUIRED: “Basic Biomedical” or “Basic Social/Behavioral” depending on the type of research that you will be conducting.  (NOTE: If you have questions, contact the IRB.)
      • REQUIRED: Health Information Privacy and Security (HIPS)
      • MAY BE REQUIRED: Good Clinical Practice (GCP) is REQUIRED IF you are conducting FDA-regulated research
    • Log into IRBNet and navigate to your User Profile
    • Click the link to “add an external account” – you’ll need your CITI Member ID number
    • A verification email will be sent to the institutional email address you entered in CITI
    • Once you have verified this email, your account will be linked and your CITI certificates will automatically import into IRBNet within 24 hours of completion of the course
    • Alternative method of submitting your CITI training: save your Certificate of Completion for each course as a PDF file. (NOTE: the summary listing dates of completion is not acceptable)
    • Upload your Certificates of Completion to your User Profile in
    • Refresher courses must be completed every 3 years to maintain your education credentials with the AdventHealth IRB.


  • Required for all investigators (PIs and Sub-Is)
  • The requirement is met by attending the AdventHealth Research Institute Orlando sponsored event either live, in-person or by viewing a recorded version and completing a post-test. 
    • For investigators with an AdventHealth user name and password
      • From the AdventHealth or AHMG IntraNet, log into ALN (Adventist Learning Network)
      • In the search bar at the top right of the page, search for INVESTIGATOR FORUM
      • Click “Enroll” on the bottom right of the course description box.
      • Another box will pop up confirming your enrollment. 
      • The next page will be your course page.  Click the first “launch” button to view the material (video is approximately 50 minutes).
      • Once the video is complete, you will return to the previous screen and the “launch” button should now say “review”
      • Click the button for the post-test, and complete as directed.
      • The passing score is 80%
      • When returned to the course description screen, click the button that says “export certificate” or simply print the certificate.
      • Save the certificate as a PDF file and upload into your User Profile in, then take the final step of clicking the submit button in order to submit the document to the IRB.
    • For investigators that do not have a AdventHealth opid and password, contact Melissa Pallone for additional information ( You will need to have a Google/You Tube account to access the training.

Step 3: Submit IRB application and supporting documents

  • Go to
  • On the left-sided banner bar, select “Forms and Templates”
  • On the Forms and Templates page, select the library for AdventHealth Institutional Review Board Orlando. 
  • Scroll down to find all the forms and templates needed for your IRB submission.  The Manuals provide useful “how to” information. 
  • Complete the IRB application and all supporting documents.
  • Upload your submission via IRBnet

Should you have questions, please contact the AdventHealth IRB Orlando at 407-200-2677 or via email at FH.IRB.general@adventhealth.comIRB Administration

Below you will find many of the checklists and worksheets utilized by the IRB members and administrative staff. These are provided for informational purposes only and should not be submitted.


AHRI recommends using Adobe Acrobat Reader DC to view and complete the checklists & worksheets. If your Adobe Acrobat Reader is not up to date, you can download the latest version here.