In accordance with its Federal-wide Assurance on file with the Department of Health and Human Services, May Institute has an Institutional Review Board (IRB) for Human Participants who participate in research.
The IRB is a standing committee and activities are overseen by the Senior Vice President of Clinical Services and Training.
The goal of the IRB is to protect human research participants by ensuring that all research being reviewed takes into consideration:
- That the rights and welfare of human research participants are adequately protected,
- Research is guided by the ethical principles of respect for persons, beneficence, and justice as set forth in the Belmont Report, and is conducted with the highest level of expertise and integrity, and
- The appropriate selection of participants is made, the methods used to secure informed consent are reasonable, and the balance of risks and potential benefits of the research is weighed.