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FWA and IRB Registration

Federalwide Assurance

Federal policy requires that each institution “engaged” in federally-funded human subjects research file an Assurance with the Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP). This Assurance is a testament to our commitment in protecting the rights and welfare of participants in research conducted at or sponsored by Decatur Memorial Hospital.

The FWA number for Decatur Memorial Hospital is FWA00006097.

IRB Registration

Decatur Memorial Hospital has an Institutional Review Board (IRB) that reviews research involving human subjects conducted or supported by the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), or other federal departments or agencies that apply the Federal policy for the protection of human subjects to said research. The DMH IRB is also regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The DMH IRB is registered as Decatur Mem Hosp IRB #1 with a registration number of IRB00001766.

The IRB is comprised of at least five members with varying backgrounds to promote complete and adequate review of research activities commonly conducted. The IRB is sufficiently qualified through the experience and expertise of its members, and the diversity of the members, including considerations of race, gender, cultural backgrounds, and sensitivity to such issues as community attitudes, to promote respect for its advice and counsel in safeguarding the rights and welfare of human subjects. The names and qualifications of the IRB members are on file with OHRP.

To access roster information, click here.

To access the IRB’s Statement of Compliance, click here.