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IRB, IBC, and RSC Review


  • The Institutional Review Board (IRB) reviews all research involving human participants to ensure the protection of their rights and welfare according to federal and state law and UMMC policies.
  • The Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) is responsible for oversight of the institution’s recombinant or synthetic nucleic acid molecules research and oversees research that involves pathogenic microorganisms and human and other primate cells and tissue.
  • The Radiation Safety Committee (RSC) ensures the safe use and storage of radiation-emitting devices and radioactive materials in accordance with The Joint Commission, the Mississippi State Department of Health, Department of Transportation, and UMMC policies.


  • All research involving human participants must be reviewed and approved by the UMMC IRB prior to commencement. The IRB application can be accessed and submitted via REDCap.
  • All research involving biohazardous materials or recombinant DNA must be reviewed by UMMC’s IBC prior to commencement. 
  • All research involving radioactive materials, ionizing radiation-generated devices, and/or lasers must be reviewed by the UMMC Radiation Safety prior to commencement.