Meritus Medical Center Institutional Review Board

The Meritus Medical Center Institutional Review Board (MMCIRB) is responsible for the review and monitoring of research studies to ensure the protections of rights, privacy and welfare of all human participants who are the subjects of research at Meritus Medical Center.

The MMCIRB has the authority to review, approve, require modifications, or disapprove research submitted by investigators. The MMCIRB may also cede oversight of certain research studies to external IRBs if special expertise is required and the external IRB meets federal regulations for the conduct of research and IRB review and the parties have entered into a written agreement setting forth the specific responsibilities of each party.

The Meritus Medical Center IRB operates in accordance with FDA and HHS regulations for the protection of human subjects in research. In addition to complying with federal regulations, all research at Meritus Medical Center must comply with our mission and values.

Our primary goal is to facilitate the IRB review process, provide support to investigators to assure compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local regulations, institutional policies, and procedures which aim to protect human subjects, all while providing timely expert care close to home.

As part of the human subject research oversight process, the IRB will receive and respond to research participant questions, concerns or complaints.

If you are a research participant or you are considering enrolling in a research study and have a research concern or complaint, you may contact the Office for the Protection of Human Subjects and the IRB will investigate. All complaints or inquiries will be held in the strictest confidence unless otherwise instructed. We will do everything to review and respond to your inquiry in a timely manner.

Forms for Physicians

  • Applications
  • Instructions for CITI
  • CITI Training Program
  • Research Plan
  • Consent Form Instructions and Checklist
  • Consent Form Template
  • HIPPA Authorization Form
  • IRB Authorization Agreement
  • Waiver of Documented Consent
  • Waiver of Consent and/or HIPPA Authorization
  • Progress Report
  • Study Closure Form
  • Deviation Form
  • Amendment Form