To better serve the residents of Central Georgia, the Medical Center of Central Georgia and Mercer University desire to conduct collaborative medical research. Mercer University through its School of Medicine and the Medical Center of Central Georgia have collectively agreed to participate in clinical trials combining the University's academic support with the Medical Center's hospital facilities and patients to improve the quality of patient care.
To help achieve this goal, Mercer University's Institutional Review Board for Human Subject Research (IRB) has designated the Medical Center of Central Georgia's IRB to review research protocols that involve study subjects who are patients at the Medical Center of Central Georgia. As a designated IRB, the Medical Center of Central Georgia will meet the requirements of Mercer University's Federal Wide Assurance (FWA) for human subject protections with the Office of Human Research Protections (OHRP) at the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). The IRB at the Medical Center of Central Georgia will follow written procedures for reporting its findings and actions to Mercer University's IRB. Mercer University will remain responsible for ensuring compliance with the Medical Center of Central Georgia's IRB determinations and with the terms of the University's OHRP-approved FWA.
Mercer University faculty, staff, or students who wish to conduct research with MCCG will need to complete the MCCG forms.
The Office of Research Compliance will forward the application forms to MCCG. Once the application is approved by MCCG’s IRB, human subject research can begin.
Submit all completed forms to:
Ava Chambliss-Richardson, M.Ed, CIM, CIP
Associate Director of Human Research Protection Programs(HRPP)
ORC_Research@Mercer.edu Tel: (478) 301-4101
MCCG IRB Contact Person:
Mrs. Penny Nobles
MCCG 777 Hemlock Street-MSC 112
Macon, GA 31201-2102
email@example.comOther MCCG Forms: http://www.mccgclinicaltrials.org/forms.html
MERCER & MCCG:
New Protocol Application