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Research and Clinical Trials

Welcome to the Mercy Medical Center Institutional Review Board website.

The IRB is a committee, formally designated by Mercy Medical Center, to review, approve the initiation of, and conduct ongoing review of investigational research involving human subjects.

The purpose of the IRB is to ensure that no investigational research done under the jurisdiction or premises of Mercy Medical Center shall expose persons who participate as subjects to unreasonable risks to their health, general well-being, or privacy. It is the policy of Mercy Medical Center that in all research- related activities involving the participation of human subjects that the:

  • Rights and welfare of the human subjects at risk are adequately protected.
  • Participation of human subjects is based upon uncoerced and otherwise legally-effective informed consent.
  • Risks to human subjects participating are so outweighed by the sum benefit to general human subjects and the importance of the knowledge to be gained as to warrant a decision to allow human subjects to accept these risks.

Additional Online Resources for Patients:

To access the IRB's Policies & Procedures, click:  Mercy Medical Center - DSM IRB Policies & Procedures


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