Contact Information

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

Mailing Address

1501 Mercer University Drive
Macon, GA 31207-0001

Physical Address

640 Plum Street, Suite 101
Macon, GA 31201

Holiday Closures

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.

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.

Protocol Submissions

Electronically submit completed protocol forms to:

  • For IRB submissions - Attention: Ava Chambliss-Richardson
  • For IACUC submissions - Attention: Ajuania White


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, Ph.D.
Director of Research Compliance
Office of Research Compliance
1501 Mercer University Drive
Macon, GA 31207

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Grants & Contracts, Material Transfers, and Intellectual Property

For inquiries regarding grants and contracts, material transfers, or intellectual property, please contact:

  • Wayne C. Glasgow, Ph.D.
  • Senior Vice Provost for Research
  • Email:
  • Phone: (478) 301-2024                                                                                                                                                                                                       

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.

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Online Survey Questions and Requests

New Survey Requests:
To submit a new online survey request, please email all appropriate documentation to

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

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:

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
Office of Research Compliance
1501 Mercer University Drive
Macon, GA 31207-0001



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