Research Compliance   

Research Compliance

Researchers at Hackensack Meridian Health must know and understand the requirements, both regulatory and institutional, for the conduct of safe, ethical and scientifically-based research. Resources are provided here to help with research compliance for your research.

Research Compliance covers a broad range of topics including conflicts of interest, research misconduct, research security, responsible conduct of research and export controls. Information and resources can be found here.

More information on Investigator Initiated Research Program and Support Services can be found here.

Human Subjects Research

In order to successfully conduct a Human subjects research study at HMH-CDI, several institutional requirements must be met.

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Animal Research

The Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) is charged with overseeing Hackensack Meridian Health’s animal program, facilities, and procedures. The committee is composed of at least 5 members, including a veterinarian, a scientist with experience in animal research, a non-scientist, and a lay person of the community not affiliated with the institution, except as a member of the IACUC.

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The Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) reviews all protocols utilizing recombinant DNA and/or Biosafety Level 3 biohazardous agents in both human and animal research. Approval from the IBC is required prior to submission to the Institutional Review Board (IRB) or the Institutional Animal Care & Use Committee (IACUC).

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For specific information, download the following documents.

Link to the Biosafety training can be found here.

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