The LifeBridge Health (LBH) Administrative Review Board (ARB) is charged with overseeing the financial aspects of all research conducted on LBH properties or patients. This administrative committee is currently comprised of representatives from Finance, Legal, Medicine, Nursing, Ophthalmology, Oncology, Pathology, Pharmacy, and Research. LBH ARB responsibilities include:
- Reviewing financial details of all LBH research activity and ensuring that all research costs, direct and indirect, are appropriately accounted for and reimbursed.
- Identifying and evaluating potential conflict of interest scenarios and suggesting appropriate management solutions.
- Ensuring that ancillary departments required to support research endeavors are aware of demands on personnel, equipment, and supplies, and that these resources are available and accessible when required by the research protocol.
- Ensuring that third party payers are not billed for any services provided during a clinical research study over and above the routine care normally provided in the absence of research.