HML IRB EXPEREINCE
Since 2000, HML IRB has provided over 700 research and ethics reviews in 150 countries for UNICEF, The World Bank, Mathematica Policy Research, The Palladium Group/Futures Group, and many other organizations and independent investigators (see below). Our focus is on social & behavioral research in public health, HIV/AIDS, children, education, refugee & migration, economics, WASH, agriculture, M&E, etc. Many of these studies include subjects who are in high or very high risk situations (e.g., war and armed conflict, forced migration, physical or sexual abuse, forced labor, drug or sexual trafficking, prisoners, violence, etc.).
Our concern is human research subject protection.
We will be glad to provide references on request.
HML IRB MEMBERSHIP
D. Michael Anderson, PhD, MPH, Chair & Human Subjects Protections Director
Penelope A. Lantz, JD, General Legal Counsel, Health & Family Law & International Research Ethics Law
Lawrence O. Agyekum, PhD, MSc, Program Measurement & Evaluation, Research Design, Biomedical Informatics
Asher E. Beckwitt, PhD, Qualitative Analysis Research Design & Methodology
Kristy Cook, PhD, International Agricultural Development, Program Planning & Management, Measurement & Evaluation
Alison Corbacio, MA, International Program Design, WASH, Measurement & Evaluation, Maternal & Child Health
Jennifer Crumlish, PhD, Clinical Child Psychology Research & Counseling, Protective Services, Psychological Assessment
Jennifer Cuthill, MBA, Social Marketing Evaluation
Valentina Di Gregori, MD, MSc, International Medical Epidemiology Research
Farah Farahati, PhD, International Health Economics Research, Health Disparities, Burden of Diseases
Karen G. Fleischman Foreit, PhD, International Operations Research, Measurement & Evaluation
Lakshmi Gopalakrishnan, MS, MPH, PhD Candidate, International Health & Nutrition, Research Design, MCH, M&E
Mary Harris, PhD, Health Behavior & Disease Prevention Research
Suzanne Johnson, LICSW, LCSW-C, Clinical Psychosocial & Child Abuse Counseling, Refugee Counseling
Constance Newman, PhD, Statistics & Agricultural Research
Jeffrey Pagel, MS, PhD Candidate, International & Applied Economics and Labour Research, Research Design
Arthur Rubens, DrPH, International Health Administration, Quality Improvement, Research & Evaluation
Jillian Schreffler, M.Ed, PhD, Special Education & Disabilities Research
Katrina B. Stone, PhD, MS, Social Policy, Criminal Justice, and Vulnerable Population Research
David M. Vannier, PhD, Biomedical Research, and Science Education, Training & Policy Research
Jennifer A. Virgo, MSW, LICSW, Maternal & Child Health, At-Risk Youth, & School-Based Therapy
HML IRB CLIENTS INCLUDE:
United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)
The World Bank Group
Mathematica Policy Research
The Palladium Group
Adagio Health A2F Consulting Age of Learning American Association on Health & Disability ARCHIVE Global Avenir Health Brigham Young University
The Brookings Institution Busara Center for Behavioral Economics Classroom Inc CSRA DAI Global Delta Health Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Digital Health Futures Ernest & Young Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) FHI360
ICRA Management Consulting Services Ltd. Innovations for Poverty Action
Insight Policy Research Integrated Risk Management Associates International Labour Organization (ILO) Iris Group International Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Making Cents International MEF Associates Millennium Challenge Corporation NR Management Consultants India National Institutes of Health (NIH) Neuromotion Labs Opinión Pública Ecuador Population Reference Bureau (PRB) Precision Agriculture for Development Prevent Cancer Foundation Public Policy & Management Institute The QED Group Quantum Consumer Solutions Rapid Asia Results for Development (R4D) Sanigest International Sapien Labs State of Kansas State of Washington Uganda Christian University University of Maryland University of North Carolina Water.org What Works Foundation
HML IRB AUTHORIZATION
HML Institutional Review Board has received continuous re-authorizations since 1995, and is registered with the US Department of Health & Human Services; Office of Human Research Protections (OHRP Institutional Review Board #00001211, Federal Wide Assurance #00001102, IORG #0000850) to review research involving human subjects conducted or supported by the DHHS, or other federal departments or agencies that apply the Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects (the “Common Rule”).
HML IRB STANDARDS
HML IRB follows rules and guidelines contained in the USDHHS Code of Federal Regulations for the protection of human subjects (45CFR46), and The International Compilation of Human Research Standards of over 1,000 laws, regulations, and guidelines governing human subjects research in 107 countries, plus standards from several international and regional organizations. We also follow the Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP) IRB Guidebook, and the Ethical Principles and Guidelines for the Protection of Human Subjects of Research from The National Commission for the Protection of Human Subjects of Biomedical and Behavioral Research (the Belmont Report), the UNICEF Procedure for Ethical Standards in Research, Evaluation, Data Collection, and Analysis, and the Council for International Organizations of Medical Sciences (CIOMS).