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noun bureau, cabinet, commission, consistory, consultative body, council, court, curia, directorate, directorship, governing body, judicatory, management, presidium, tribunal
Associated concepts: advisory boards, board of aldermen, board of arbitrators, board of directors, board of education, board of elections, board of equalization, board of examiners, board of finance, board of health, board of medical examinnrs, board of public works, board of review, board of special inquiry, board of supervisors, board of trade, board of trustees, de facto boards, draft board, local board, maritime board, qualification board, revenue board, welfare board, zoning board
See also: agency, assembly, bench, body, bureau, chamber, commission, committee, council, enter, inhabit, lodge, management, reside

BOARD. This word is used to designate all the magistrates of a city or borough, or all the managers or directors of any institution; as, the board of aldermen; the board of directors of the Bank of North America. The majority of the board have in general the power to perform the acts of the whole board, but sometimes they are restrained by their charters, and it requires a greater number to perform certain acts.

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My interest in medical ethics began in the early 1970s when I became a member of the Institutional Review Board at Women and Infants Hospital in Providence, Rhode Island.
The company also owns and operates an independent institutional review board, the New England IRB.
Just as science dictates that all findings be reviewed by the doubting eyes of peers, fifty years of medical tradition dictate that all proposed research undergo ethical screening by an institutional review board.
For example, in an October 1993 press statement, Stillman said the experiment was approved by the Institutional Review Board (IRB) and the Ethics Committee of the Medical Center.
Copernicus Group IRB (CGIRB), a leading independent institutional review board, is pleased to announce four additions to the team.
a full-service institutional review board headquartered in Deland, Florida.
describes the origins and development of the institutional review board system intended to provide ethical guidance to social science research in the United States.
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An outside panel of experts, known as an institutional review board (IRB), approves a medical center's informed-consent statements.
Click Commerce, the pioneer in customer-configurable solutions for the business of research, announced today that Western Institutional Review Board (WIRB) will use Click Commerce's eResearch Portal software to fully automate its Institutional Review Board (IRB) processes.

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