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

Food and Drug Administration Regulations

21 CFR 50

Protection of Human Subjects

21 CFR 56

Institutional Review Boards

 

FDA Information Sheets

Department of Health & Human Services Regulations

45 CFR 46

Protection of Human Subjects

 

Expedited Review Categories

Other Regulations

Privacy Rule - The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)

Understanding the HIPAA Regulation

Ethics

As part of our assurance, Meriter agrees to follow the ethical principles for human research in the Belmont Report.