Penn's Institutional Review Board (IRB) reviews biomedical and social behavioral research studies that take place within or under the authority of the University of Pennsylvania and Penn Medicine to determine if the proposed research meets specific established ethical, regulatory, and policy criteria to protect the rights and welfare of the human subjects of such research.
Research studies conducted on Way to Health (W2H) must gain approval from the Penn IRB to conduct research before launching. We have prepared the set of documents below to accompany IRB submissions.
Summary of Data Protections
This document outlines how protected health information is stored, secured, and accessed on W2H.
IRB Protocol Template
Teams should use this template to summarize IRB protocols for studies using W2H.
Content and Messaging
This template provides a framework and sample copy for participant-facing content.