Research Integrity

Research Integrity

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Children's Mercy has a Federalwide Assurance (FWA) with the Department of Health and Human Services, in which we assure Federal officials that any research project, whether it is a chart review or administration of investigational drugs, is conducted in accordance with Federal regulations. 

About Research Integrity

The Office of Research Integrity is here to help you navigate through the process. When you are ready to develop your research project, please contact us. We will be happy to meet with you as the idea unfolds and assist you in any way we can.

The Office of Research Integrity is available Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. The ORI recognizes all National Holidays including: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Thanksgiving Day, and the day after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

If you have an emergent issue or an Emergency Use Request that requires a member of ORI to address after hours or on the weekend, please page the staff member on call at: (816) 458-4428.

Our Institutional Review Board (IRB) is a completely electronic process through MARS, Mercy's Automated Research System. Researchers use the MARS system to gain access and submit IRB submissions for review. 
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