Chesapeake IRB was one of the first independent IRBs to receive full accreditation with the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs (AAHRPP) and has been accredited since 2004.

Our team is made up of IRB professionals who are very active in the AAHRPP organization and the advancement of human subject protection. Additionally, several members of our team are active contributors to the Drug Information Association (DIA), Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP), and the Society for Clinical Research Sites (SCRS). Jeffrey Wendel, president of Chesapeake IRB, has served as chairman of the board of directors of AAHRPP since 2014.

More information on accreditation can be found at

Chesapeake IRB is organized and operates in compliance with FDA regulations 21 CFR Parts 50 and 56, DHHS regulations 45 CFR Part 46, and the International Conference on Harmonization (ICH) and The Common Rule as appropriate. We also operate in compliance with portions of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA Privacy Rule) that apply to research, as described in 45 CFR Parts 160 and 164.