The Jose R. Reyes Memorial Medical Center Institutional Review Board  (IRB) is an independent body created by the Jose R. Reyes Memorial Medical Center under the Hospital Director, whose responsibility is to ensure the protection of the rights, safety, and well-being of human subjects involved in health-related research and to provide public assurance of that protection. Following the applicable national/international regulations, the Jose R. Reyes Memorial Medical Center IRB has the authority to approve, require modifications to, or disapprove research protocols and related documents as well as ensure compliance with its relevant procedures after approval.