• Overview

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  • The Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM) Institutional Review Board (IRB) for the Protection of Human Subjects in Research is a standing committee responsible for protecting the rights and welfare of people who are subjects of MSM research activities.

    MSM’s policy regarding the use of human subjects in research states that all MSM research activities proposing to involve human subjects must be reviewed and receive written, unconditional approval from the IRB before commencing.

    This policy applies to ALL research, including that in the humanities, and behavioral and social sciences regardless of whether it is funded or not.

    The IRB meets once per month during the academic year and once each month during the summer to review studies qualifying for Full Board review.  Studies qualifying for Exempt or Expedited review are considered on an ongoing basis.  The IRB, not the researcher, determines the review level.

    All applications for review, amendments, modifications and adverse event reports should be submitted to the IRB office through the electronic submission system IRBNet.

    All study and submission forms can be downloaded at the IRBNet site.  Questions should be directed to the IRB Office.


    Institutional Review Board
    John C. Smith, MSW, CIM
    Phone: (404) 752-1973

    Brenda Klement, Ph.D.
    Phone: (404) 752-1637

    Pat Winfield
    Administrative Support
    Phone: (404) 752-1102


    Morehouse School of Medicine
    Medical Education Building

    Suite 232 & 233
    720 Westview Drive, SW
    Atlanta, GA  30310