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UnityPoint Health – Meriter Institutional Review Board (IRB)

UnityPoint Health – Meriter Institutional Review Board (IRB) is responsible for protecting the rights and welfare of the human subjects who participate in research conducted within Meriter facilities. 

Meriter has an agreement with the federal government to comply with the code of federal regulations that protect human subjects. The agreement also binds Meriter to ethical principles described in the Belmont Report.

Research Reviews and IRB Oversight

The researcher's employer and type of research project determine the IRB of oversight. Use the Categories of Research and IRB Oversight Chart to learn which IRB is likely to review your research. 

UW-Madison Affiliated Researchers

Please familiarize yourself with the Meriter and UW IRB Partnership.

Initial Submission to Meriter IRB 

Human Subjects Research vs. Quality Improvement

Not sure how the IRB views your project? 

Streamlining single IRB review for multi-site research.