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.


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

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

Piedmont Macon Medical Centers (Macon) requires the completion of a Mercer University application and, if applicable, a Piedmont Macon 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