Mercer University and Piedmont Healthcare conduct collaborative medical research to serve residents of Atlanta, GA and work toward providing patients with the most effective care possible. For information on Piedmont clinical trials, visit the Piedmont Healthcare Research Home Page.
In compliance with Office of Human Research Protections (OHRP) and Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) requirements, the Federal Wide Assurance (FWA) of both Mercer and Piedmont Health are reliant upon the registered IRB of Mercer University.
Mercer University's IRB 00000910 Mercer IRB Registration – Search by “Mercer U"
Mercer University FWA-00000133; Piedmont Health FWA-00000662
Piedmont Healthcare Collaborative Research
An IRB Authorization Agreement (IAA) is used between Piedmont Health and Mercer University. The institution of primary employment of the Lead Principal Investigator or the institution where most of the research is taking place will be the IRB of record. The Institutional Officials at both institutions must approve and sign the IAA.
- Piedmont Guidelines for Review of Human Subject Research Conducted in Association with Mercer University (Adobe PDF)
- Piedmont Electronic IRB Initial Application Process (Adobe PDF)
For questions regarding the Piedmont Health research application process, please contact
Ava Chambliss-Richardson, Ph.D., CIP, CIM
Associate Director of Human Research Protection Programs (HRPP)
Phone: (478) 301-4101
Fax: (478) 301-2329