West Michigan Cancer Center & Institute for Blood Disorders oversees all research studies, and safeguards the rights and welfare of research participants.

As regulated by the United States Department of Health & Human Services, it is composed of at least five members of varying backgrounds. The IRB membership includes community members with non-scientific backgrounds, as well as healthcare professionals with the competency to review research. WMCC’s IRB meets every month to review proposals for research studies.

Research at WMCC follows regulations and guidelines established by:

We make sure research complies with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA). Also called the Privacy Rule, this law controls access to and disclosure of a patient’s confidential health information.

If you are a clinician interested in proposing research to be conducted at WMCC, please explore the IRB documents below for details regarding the submission and application process or contact Marybeth Peters at at (269) 373-7450 or email mpeters@wmcc.org.