Independent Review Board

Human subject protection and improving the clinical research process represent key components of the Pearl Pathways mission and vision. We understand your need for efficient and high quality reviews for human subject research to deliver new therapeutics and diagnostics to patients faster. Pearl Pathways has an entire business unit designed to meet this need, Pearl IRB.

Pearl IRB is an independent review board, fully accredited by the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Program Inc. (AAHRPP). Our team is comprised of experts in the fields of medical practice, science, ethics and clinical research. We will ensure that a quality, timely review of proposed studies is conducted in the best interest of the patient, sponsor and research institution.

Pearl IRB will efficiently manage your local or central IRB needs so that you don’t have to worry about this critical piece of the research process. Whether the study is a small one site project, or a complex multi-center study, we can serve your requirements.

Our Board has decades of IRB and research experience and their expertise ranges across therapeutic categories, drugs, biologics, devices, and all phases of research. We serve large and small institutions, principal investigators, CROs, and sponsors. Core service offerings include:

  • IRB board review services
  • Patient recruitment materials and Advertisements
  • Expedited and Full Board ICF/Protocol Reviews
  • Human subject research determination
  • Exemption determination
  • Amendments and updates
  • Annual review

Pearl IRB believes that preparation of these documents is key to getting a study initiated in a timely manner, and often work with our clients up front to ensure that the submission packet is ready for a successful IRB review. For more detailed information about Pearl IRB please visit