Institutional Review Board (IRB)

The Baptist Memorial Health Care Corporation Institutional Review Board (BMHCC-IRB) is a committee of physicians, statisticians, researchers, community advocates and others that ensures a clinical trial is ethical and the rights of study participants are protected.

By federal regulation, all clinical trials in the U.S. must be approved by an IRB before they begin. At Baptist, the IRB initially approves and periodically reviews the research in order to protect the rights of human participants.

All research studies performed using any Baptist facility must be reviewed by the BMHCC IRB. All research proposals must be submitted to the IRB two weeks prior to the next scheduled meeting (see schedule below). Four weeks prior to study expiration date is suggested for renewals. Please download the appropriate documents for your submission. (Please check back periodically as some documents may have been updated)

  1. Human Research Protection Program (HRPP)
    1. Policy and Procedure Manual [PDF, 957 KB]
    2. CITI Training [PDF, 489 KB]
    3. FCOI Disclosure Form
    4. Conflict of Interest and Commitment [DOCX, 66 KB]
  2. Applications and Forms
    1. Initial Application to Conduct Human Subject Research [DOCX, 215 KB]
    2. Application to Conduct Research using Existing Medical Records [DOCX, 68 KB]
    3. Application to Conduct Research Using Existing Medical Records (Residents & Students) [DOCX, 71 KB]
    4. Application to Amend an Approved Protocol or Consent Form [DOCX, 150 KB]
    5. Application for Continuing Review of Research [DOCX, 158 KB]
    6. Application Checklist for Students and Residents [DOCX, 28 KB]
    7. Final Report – Study Closure [DOCX, 70 KB]
    8. HUD Initial Application [DOCX, 147 KB]
    9. HUD Initial Application Neuroscience [DOCX, 149 KB]
    10. HUD Continuing Review [DOC, 145 KB]
    11. Directions and Information for Emergency Use of an FDA regulated Product [PDF, 278 KB]
    12. Emergency Use Informed Consent Form [DOCX, 154 KB]
    13. Application for Research Exempt from IRB Review [DOCX, 73 KB]
    14. Protocol Deviation/Violation Form [DOCX, 177 KB]
    15. Request to Use External IRB [DOCX, 72 KB]
    16. Serious Adverse Event Form [DOCX, 58 KB]
  3. Resources
    1. 2014 IRB Resource Guide [PDF, 3.27 MB]
    2. FDA Code of Federal Regulations Part 21 Title 50
      Protections of Human Subjects
    3. Health and Human Services
      Policy and Guidance
    4. Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects
      The Belmont Report – ('Common Rule')
  4. IRB Members
    1. Memphis IRB Member List July 2017 [XLSX, 43KB]
    2. NEA Jonesboro IRB Member List July 2015 [DOCX, 35KB]

2017 Submission Deadline & Meeting Dates

Submission Deadline Meeting Date
December 28, 2016 January 12, 2017
January 11, 2017 January 26, 2017
January 25, 2017 February 9, 2017
February 8, 2017 February 23, 2017
February 22, 2017 March 9, 2017
March 8, 2017 March 23, 2017
March 22, 2017 April 13, 2017
April 12, 2017 April 27, 2017
April 26, 2017 May 11, 2017
May 10, 2017 May 25, 2017
May 24, 2017 June 8, 2017
June 7, 2017 June 22, 2017
June 28, 2017 July 13, 2017
July 12, 2017 July 27, 2017
July 26, 2017 August 10, 2017
August 9, 2017 August 24, 2017
August 23, 2017 September 14, 2017
September 13, 2017 September 28, 2017
September 27, 2017 October 12, 2017
October 11, 2017 October 26, 2017
November 1, 2017 November 16, 2017
December 6, 2017 December 21, 2017

Deadline for all submissions is two weeks prior to the next scheduled IRB meeting. All submissions are due by 4:30pm on the deadline date.

Four weeks prior to study expiration date is suggested for renewals.

Download the 2016 Baptist IRB-Jonesboro Schedule [PDF, 31 KB]

Baptist Memorial Health Care Corporation Institutional Review Board

For information regarding possible trials, please contact the BMHCC Institutional Review Board:

6025 Walnut Grove Rd., Suite 404
Memphis, TN 38120
Telephone: 901-226-1677
Fax: (901) 226-1680

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