Externally Affiliated Institutions

Mercer University is in agreement with several externally affiliated institutions for conducting medical research involving human subjects. The Reliance Agreements typically recognized by our closest externally affiliated institutions are summarized below. Follow the links to each collaborative institution or select them from the navigation bar for more information on conducting joint protocol research with Mercer University and these outside institutions.


Navicent Health (Macon) requires the completion of a Navicent Health joint protocol application

Piedmont Health (Atlanta) requires an IAA and the completion of Piedmont Health's required research documents

Memorial Health University Medical Center (Savannah) requires the completion of a Mercer University protocol application

Emory and Grady Memorial Hospital (Atlanta) requires an IAA and an Emory University eIRB project submission

Coliseum Medical Centers (Macon) requires the completion of a Mercer University protocol application and, if applicable, a Coliseum QI study application


For more information on conducting collaborative research with other external institutions, please contact

Ava Chambliss-Richardson, Ph.D., CIP, CIM

Director of Research Compliance

Email: ORC_Research@Mercer.edu

Phone: (478) 301-4101

Fax: (478) 301-2329