The information on this page is for clinicians conducting research at Memorial Health.
Basic, clinical, and translational research are integral components of medical education at Memorial Health. Basic research provides a fundamental understanding of molecules, mechanisms, cellular processes, and genetic mutations associated with diseases and disorders. Clinical research produces knowledge essential for understanding human disease, preventing and treating illness, and promoting health. Translational research brings discovery directly from the laboratory to the patient bedside in a short amount of time. All three forms of research improve and advance patient care.
Researchers not employed by Memorial Health, but who want the Memorial Health Institutional Review Board (IRB) to review their project, must read and complete the following: Determining the Difference between Clinical Research and Quality/Performance Improvement. All forms are required to begin the research and review process.
Researchers employed by Memorial Health should log in to NetLearning (from this link or from the My Memorial intranet) and complete the CBL module, Determining the Difference between Clinical Research and Quality/Performance Improvement. All research and performance improvement projects must provide documentation that this module has been completed.
Complete the forms below and submit them to the Department of Clinical Trials. The Department of Clinical Trials will ensure all required documentation is correct and will then forward the proposal to the IRB. All research must first be approved by the IRB.
For more information or help with study design, statistical analysis, etc., please contact:Eric Shaw, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Community MedicineMercer University School of MedicineOffice: 912-721-8205Fax: 912-721-8268Email: email@example.com