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The Mayo Clinic Institutional Review Board reviews all studies involving human subjects for compliance with both Mayo Clinic institutional policies and with state, local and federal laws. The IRB also ensures that all studies comply with the ethical principles contained in the Belmont Report, such as respect for people, beneficence and justice.
The Institutional Review Board's policy manual details its institutional commitment, membership requirements, review of research, informed consent, recruitment, vulnerable population protection, biologics, confidentiality policy and more.
The Federalwide Assurance outlines the principles and guidelines that govern Mayo Clinic and its faculty and staff in the protection of the rights and welfare of participants in research conducted at or sponsored by Mayo Clinic.
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Forms and tools are available to assist organizations and study teams that rely on the Mayo Clinic IRB as the IRB of record. A specific form may be recommended or required as a supplement to the IRB's electronic applications or can be used as a reference.
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