Chesapeake IRB has been providing independent IRB services for major pharmaceutical companies, universities, individual researchers, academic medical centers, and community hospitals since 1993. Chesapeake IRB combines the most experienced talent with strategic and effective use of technology to provide innovative and unparalleled quality human research oversight and exceptional client service.

One of the first independent IRBs to receive initial full accreditation with the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs (AAHRPP) in 2004, Chesapeake IRB earned its third re-accreditation in June 2015.

With our electronic, cloud-based submission management platform Center for IRB Intelligence (CIRBI), Chesapeake IRB has led the field since 2007 in paperless IRB submission and review. Through implementing and refining the platform, Chesapeake has set the standard for IRB review turnaround time and document accessibility. Our advanced, 21CFR11 compliant electronic platform provides unparalleled performance, emerging data in real time, revolutionary content management, and other startup process accelerators.

In 2014, Chesapeake IRB acquired IRB Services, the first and only current Canadian-based IRB to earn AAHRPP accreditation. Founded in 1992 and led by industry trained senior management professionals, IRB Services is headquartered just outside Toronto, with additional offices in Montreal. IRB Services has the most extensive provincial and site reach in Canada.