Institutional Review Board

SOPEthics is a core consideration in clinical research. The University of Hong Kong / Hospital Authority Hong Kong West Cluster Institutional Review Board (HKU/HA HKW IRB), which was formed and being operated jointly by HKU and QMH, oversees clinical studies conducted at HKU, QMH and the affiliated hospitals/clinics within the Hospital Authority Hong Kong West Cluster (HA HKW Cluster).

The HKU/HA HKW IRB operates in compliance with ICH GCP and the standard operating procedures (SOPs) developed with the support of the CTC.

The HKU/HA HKW IRB currently has over 60 members who are grouped into six review panels. The review panels, each led by a Deputy Chairman, take turn to attend ethics review meetings and review applications/submissions. Each of the panels has been registered with the U.S. Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP) (OHRP IRB registration numbers IRB00005123-5128).



Hospitals and Outpatient Clinics within the HA HKW Cluster
Outpatient Clinics
Grantham Hospital Aberdeen Jockey Club General Outpatient Clinic
MacLehose Medical Rehabilitation Centre Ap Lei Chau General Outpatient Clinic
Queen Mary Hospital Central District Health Centre
The Duchess of Kent Children's Hospital at Sandy Bay David Trench Rehabilitation Centre
Tsan Yuk Hospital Kennedy Town Jockey Club General Outpatient Clinic
Tung Wah Group of Hospitals - Fung Yiu King Hospital Sai Ying Pun Jockey Club General Outpatient Clinic
Tung Wah Hospital