The Mercer University Office of Research Compliance is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM EST.
Office Phone: (478) 301-4101
Office Fax: 1-478-301-2329
1501 Mercer University Drive
640 Plum Street, Suite 101
The ORC operates according to the Macon campus academic calendar and will be closed for Thanksgiving Break, Christmas Break (from the end of Fall Final Exams to the start of the Spring Semester), and all dates specifically identified as holidays on the Registrar's Academic Calendar for Macon.
Need Something Specific?
Use these links to quickly locate contact information for inquiries related to specific areas of research compliance:
Clinical Trial Emergencies - After Hours
If you are a research investigator conducting a clinical trial and you experience an emergency after 5:00 PM or during the weekend, contact Mercer's IRB at (478) 301-2366.
Electronically submit completed protocol forms to: ORC_Research@Mercer.edu
- For IRB submissions - Attention: Ava Chambliss-Richardson
- For IACUC submissions - Attention: Ajuania White
DO NOT SUBMIT PROTOCOL APPLICATIONS USING MERCER BLACKBOARD
Applications may also be faxed to the ORC using the Office Fax Number: 1-478-301-2329
Signed original hardcopies of IRB FORMS may be sent through campus mail to:
Attention: Ava Chambliss-Richardson
Associate Director of Human Research Protection Programs
Office of Research Compliance
1501 Mercer University Drive
Macon, GA 31207
Grants & Contracts, Material Transfers, and Intellectual Property
For inquiries regarding grants and contracts, material transfers, or intellectual property, please contact:
- David L. Innes, Ph.D., J.D.
- Email: Innes_DL@Mercer.Edu
- Telephone: (478) 301-4075
Verification of Meeting Dates
Mercer IRB or IACUC Meetings:
To verify a Mercer University IRB or IACUC meeting date or submission deadline, please call (478) 301-4101.
Navicent Health IRB Meetings:
For questions regarding Navicent Health IRB meetings, please contact Penny Nobles by calling (478) 633-1440.
Online Survey Questions and Requests
New Survey Requests:
To submit a new online survey request, please email all appropriate documentation to ORC_Research@Mercer.edu
Support and Assistance:
For questions regarding the use of SurveyMonkey software, technical issues experienced while using this software, or to submit survey requests involving revisions, links, or results exports, please email ORC_Online_Survey@Mercer.edu
Rights as a Research Participant:
If you recently participated in an online survey and have questions about your rights as a research participant or if you are dissatisfied with any part of the study in which you participated, you may contact (anonymously if you wish) the Mercer University Institutional Review Board by phone: (478) 301-4101 or by email: ORC_Research@Mercer.edu
FCOI Submissions and Inquiries
For questions regarding Financial Conflicts of Interest, please contact:
Ms. Ajuania White
Phone: (478) 301-5646
Submit completed FCOI forms by:
Attention: Ms. Ajuania White