Participants in Human Research at the Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans' Hospital
Assurance: Research involving human participants at the Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans' Hospital (HSTMVH) is conducted under a
Federal Wide Assurance (#00002426) which affirms the commitment of the institution to adhere to regulations designed to provide protections for human participants. Accordingly, all research involving human participants will be reviewed by a special committee (called the Institutional Review Board) in order to ensure that all applicable human research protections are in place and that there is compliance with all applicable policies, regulations, and laws pertaining to human research participation. In addition, the HSTMVH maintains a Human Research Protection Program that closely monitors all human research studies on an ongoing basis to ensure compliance.
Institutional Review Board (IRB): The Institutional Review Board is a committee, based at the University of Missouri-Columbia, that reviews research projects involving human participants. The IRB is responsible for ensuring that a proposed research study will be executed in a manner that protects the rights and welfare of human participants.
Human Research Protection Program (HRPP): The HRPP is a program, based at the Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans' Hospital, that closely monitors the overall program of research involving human participants in order to ensure compliance with applicable regulations, to monitor the ongoing conduct of a study, and to protect the rights and welfare of human participants.
Belmont Report: The Belmont Report provides a summary of the basic ethical principles identified by the National Commission for the Protection of Human Subjects of Biomedical and Behavioral Research; this document constitutes a statement of basic ethical principles and guidelines which can be used to assist in resolving the ethical problems that may be encountered in the conduct of research involving human participants.
Contact Sources to Discuss Problems, Concerns, and Questions:
If you are enrolled in a research
study, or are considering enrolling in a research study at the Harry S.
Truman Memorial Veterans' Hospital, and you have a question, concern, or a
problem you would like to discuss you may contact any or all of the
Dr. Karen Smarr, Research Compliance Officer, Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans' Hospital (573-814-6560)
Debbie Cahow, RN, Patient Representative, Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans' Hospital (573-814-6594)
Ms. Michele Kennett, IRB
Administrator, University of Missouri-Columbia (573-882-3181)
Dr. John Whited, Associate Chief of Staff for Research and Development, Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans' Hospital (573-814-6552)