Three volunteer Boards and Committees help provide governance and oversight for The Fenway Institute.   All participants are members of our community and are not paid for their service.   Their commitment to The Fenway Institute and our work is critical to our success and our mission.  If you would like to learn more about these groups, please Marcy Gelman at


Fenway Community Health Institutional Review Board (FCH IRB)

FCH IRB is charged with the ethical oversight of research involving human subjects conducted by Fenway Health. It works to ensure the protection of the rights and welfare of research participants.  FCH IRB is comprised of diverse community volunteers and Fenway staff who bring their insights and perspectives to this responsibility.  It actively seeks to be representative of the community Fenway serves.


Fenway Health Institutional Biosafety Committee (FH IBC)

Fenway Health established  FH IBC to ensure compliance with the National Institute of Health (NIH) Guidelines for Research Involving Recombinant DNA Molecules (NIH Guidelines).  FH IBC is empowered to review all TFI studies that involve working with recombinant DNA as defined in Section III of the NIH Guidelines, to ensure the safety of participants, staff, and the environment.


Human Research Protection Program (HRPP)

If you have any questions about privacy protection or your rights as a research participant, contact TFI’s HRPP at 617.927.6031. The HRPP manages the operations of the FCH IRB, FH IBC, as well as research integrity, objectivity in research, and research quality improvement activities.

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