Regulations and Ethics
UnityPoint Health - Meriter Institutional Review Board (IRB) holds a federal-wide assurance with the Department of Health and Human Services. This assurance is Meriter's written agreement to abide by the federal regulations for human subject protection in research.
Regulations Protecting Human Subjects
Privacy Rule - The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
Understanding the HIPAA Regulation
As part of our assurance, Meriter agrees to follow the ethical principles for human research in the Belmont Report.