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Hospital and Federal policies require review of each protocol by the Institutional Review Board (IRB) with respect to: 1) the rights and welfare of subjects; 2) the adequacy of methods used to secure informed consent; and 3) the risk and potential benefits of research to the subject.  

All CNE IRB submissions are processed through IRBNet, a secure, web-based platform that can be accessed from virtually any computer using a web browser by visiting www.irbnet.org. All users must self-register for an account in IRBNet and affiliate with the IRB (can be multiple) they will be submitting to.


The Butler Hospital IRB Committee meets monthly, usually the first Monday of each month.  For a calendar of meetings, deadlines and a current membership roster, visit the F&T Library in IRBNet.  

Linda L. Carpenter, M.D.
Paul F. Malloy, Ph.D.

IRB Vice Chair


Ivan W. Miller, Ph.D.

IRB Associate Chair


Cheryl Cordeiro

IRB Manager


IRB Office

345 Blackstone Blvd., Center House, 3rd floor, room 345, Providence, RI, 02906 

401-455-6654 (internal ext. 26654)

IRB Hours

Monday - Friday 

8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


For the Women & Infants Hospital IRB Committee calendar of meetings and deadlines visit the Forms & Templates Library in IRBNet.  

Nicholas G. Guerina, M.D., Ph.D.
Paul DiSilvestro

IRB Vice Chair


Ross Price

Director of IRB

401-274-1122, ext. 42265


IRB Office

111 Brewster Street, Bldg 2, Pawtucket, RI 02860



The Kent Hospital IRB Committee calendar of meetings and deadlines can be found in the Forms & Templates Library in IRBNet.

Charles Eaton, M.D.

IRB Chair


General Contact


The Providence Center utilizes the Butler Hospital IRB for human subject proposal reviews and approvals. 


What trainings do I need to complete to comply with IRB/regulatory requirements?
Up-to-date training requirements for PIs, co-investigators, and research staff can be found on IRBNet.
I have an IRB question (new application, continuing review, IAA, adverse event, etc) and don’t want to immediately email my IRB administrator, where should I look?

Most questions can be answered in the “Read me First” documents. They are the most up-to-date source of IRB information.