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Institutional Review Board

Institutional Review Board

Overview of Work

The Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research Institutional Review Board (NMIMR-IRB) was established in 1999 as an independent body with the following mandate:

Compliance and Accreditation

The IRB is currently fully functional and registered with OHRP to satisfy the revised requirements of the US Code of Federal Regulations 45 CFR 46.

Federal Wide Assurance Number 00001824 https://ohrp.cit.nih.gov/search/fwasearch.aspx

Institutional Review Board Number IRB00001276 https://ohrp.cit.nih.gov/search/FwaDtl.aspx https://ohrp.cit.nih.gov/search/IrbDtl.aspx

Since its establishment, NMIMR-IRB has reviewed over 1503 studies; 1269 studies are closed whilst 334 studies are currently active.

Ethics Principles

The review by the IRB is guided by the under-listed four basic principles espoused in the Belmont Report (The Belmont Report | HHS.gov).

Who must submit research protocols to the Noguchi IRB?

Submission and Meeting Dates

All protocols from NMIMR Staff require prior approval by the Scientific and Technical Committee (STC). Student Protocol must be approved by their Department/ Faculty/School before they are reviewed by the IRB.

Submission Forms

Submission Forms

FORM A

Initial Submission Form A-Students

FORM A

Initial Submission Form A-NMIMR Researchers

FORM A

Initial Submission Form A- Non- NMIMR Researchers

FORM B

NMIMR Continuing Reviewing Form B

FORM C

NMIMR Amendment Form C

FORM D

Form D – Serious Adverse Event

FORM E

Form E – Final Report or Study Closure Form

FORM F

Form F РNMIMR-IRB Study Deviation Form

FORM G

Form G – NMIMR-IRB Response Form

NMIMR-IRB Assent Form
NMIMR-IRB Consent Form
NMIMR-IRB Parental Consent Form
NMIMR-IRB Researcher Checklist

NMIMR-IRB Materials Transfer Agreement Template

Application Submission Fees

IRB Membership

Name
Profession /Area of Expertise
Position

Dr. Abraham Hodgson

Physician Researcher
Board Chair
Prof. Kwadwo Ansah Koram

Epidemiologist

Voting Member

Prof. Mawuli K. Gyakobo

Health Policy/ Palliative Care

Voting Member

Dr. Nana Ayegua Hagan Seneadza

Public Health Physician Researcher

Voting Member
Dr. Peace Tetteh
Sociologist
Voting Member
Prof. Christabel Enweronu-Laryea

Pediatrician

Voting Member
Dr. Aba Obrumah Crentsil
Environmental Health /Social Scientist
Voting Member
Rev. Dr. Joseph Kofi Antwi
Community Representative/Religion
Voting Member
Mr. Okyere Boateng

Bioethicist

Voting Member
Mr. Kwame Gyamfi
Lawyer
Voting Member
Dr. Naa Korkor Allotey
Public Health Researcher
Voting Member
Prof. Dorothy Yeboah-Manu
Director (Bacteriologist)
(Non-voting member)

Secretariat

Contact us

Institutional Review Board
Kajima Building
Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research University of Ghana Legon Campus
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