HML IRB EXPEREINCE
Since 2000, HML IRB has provided over 1600 research ethics and quality assurance reviews in 180 countries for
and many other organizations (see below). Our focus is on social & behavioral research in public health, COVID-19, 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.
All reviews are strictly confidential.
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
Kimberly A. Ashburn, PhD, MPH, Design & Implementation of Social & Behavioral Research in Developing Countries
Hibist Astatke, PhD, Behavioral Science, Public Health Research Design & Implementation, Performance Monitoring
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
Venkatesh Ganapathy, MD, Investigator Initiated Study Support, Regulatory Compliance, Outcomes Research
Valentina Di Gregori, MD, MSc, Medical Epidemiology Research, Preventive Medicine, Clinical Risk Management
Farah Farahati, PhD, International Health Economics Research, Health Disparities, Burden of Diseases
Karen G. Fleischman Foreit, PhD, International Operations Research, Measurement & Evaluation
Mary Harris, PhD, Health Behavior & Disease Prevention Research
Suzanne Johnson, LICSW, LCSW-C, Clinical Psychosocial & Child Abuse Counseling, Refugee Counseling
Jeffrey Pagel, PhD, MS, International & Applied Economics and Labour Research, Research Design
Sarah B. Paige, PhD, MPH, Infectious & Zoonotic Disease Prevention, Evidence-based Community Health Programming
Arthur Rubens, DrPH, International Health Administration, Quality Improvement, Research & Evaluation
Jillian Schreffler, PhD, MEd, 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
WE HAVE OVER 100 CLIENTS WORLDWIDE, INCLUDING:
United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)
The World Bank Group
United States Institute of Peace
The Palladium Group
A2F Consulting the Atlantic Council Age of Learning
Brigham Young University the Brookings Institution Busara Center for Behavioral Economics CARE Classroom Inc DAI Global Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu (India) EcoHealth Alliance Ernest & Young FHI 360
Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) Innovations for Poverty Action Insight Policy Research International Labour Organization (ILO) IREX Iris Group International Making Cents International MEF Associates NR Management Consultants India National Institutes of Health (NIH) Neuromotion Labs Opinión Pública Ecuador Oxford University Prevent Cancer Foundation Population Reference Bureau (PRB) Precision Agriculture for Development Public Policy & Management Institute Results for Development (R4D) RTI International Sanigest International Save the Children SRI International State of Kansas State of Washington
United Nations Development Program (UNDP)
United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
United Nations Women
plus over 60 other international aid organizations, research organizations, and universities
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).