Institutional Review Board


The primary goal of the Cottage Health System Institutional Review Board (IRB) is to review research studies to ensure that the following parameters are met:

  • Risks to research subjects are minimized and reasonable in relation to anticipated benefits and/or the importance of knowledge that may reasonably be expected to result
  • Selection of subjects is equitable
  • Informed consent is obtained and documented
  • Data collection is monitored to ensure the safety of subjects
  • Adequate provisions are made to protect the privacy of subjects and maintain confidentiality of the data
  • Subjects are protected from coercion or undue influence.

To request an Application to Conduct Research, please contact the IRB office by phone or e-mail:
Leilani Price or Tamara Norton.


For protocol development assistance and statistical considerations, contact Jonathan Grotts.



Institutional Review Board
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IRB/Research Compliance Administrator: Leilani Price, PhD, CIP

IRB Chair: Laurel Mehler, MD


Contact Information
For more information on the Institutional Review Board, please contact:


Leilani Price, PhD, CIP

IRB/Research Compliance Administrator

Office of Research
Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital
P.O. Box 689
400 W. Pueblo Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93102

Telephone: (805) 569-7439
FAX: (805) 569-7440