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. Genetic Testing Form [DOCX, 152 KB]
    14. Genetic Testing Informed Consent Form [DOCX, 71 KB]
    15. Informed Consent Form Template [DOCX, 40 KB]
    16. Repository Consent Form Template [DOCX, 71 KB]
    17. Application for Research Exempt from IRB Review [DOCX, 73 KB]
    18. Protocol Deviation/Violation Form [DOCX, 177 KB]
    19. Request to Use External IRB [DOCX, 72 KB]
    20. Safety Reporting Form [DOCX, 74 KB]
    21. 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 August 2015 [XLSX, 43KB]
    2. NEA Jonesboro IRB Member List July 2015 [DOCX, 35KB]

2016 IRB Meeting Schedule

Submission Deadline Meeting Date
December 30, 2015 January 14, 2016
January 13, 2016 January 28, 2016
January 27, 2016 February 11, 2016
February 10, 2016 February 25, 2016
February 24, 2016 March 10, 2016
March 9, 2016 March 24, 2016
March 30, 2016 April 14, 2016
April 13, 2016 April 28, 2016
April 27, 2016 May 12, 2016
May 11, 2016 May 26, 2016
May 25, 2016 June 9, 2016
June 8, 2016 June 23, 2016
June 29, 2016 July 14, 2016
July 13, 2016 July 28, 2016
July 27, 2016 August 11, 2016
August 10, 2016 August 25, 2016
August 24, 2016 September 8, 2016
September 7, 2016 September 22, 2016
September 28, 2016 October 13, 2016
October 12, 2016 October 27, 2016
November 2, 2016 November 17, 2016
November 30, 2016 December 15, 2016

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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