Florida Department of Health Statement of Compliance
The Florida Department of Health (DOH) is guided by the ethical principles in the Belmont Report (respect for persons, beneficence, justice) for reviews all research.
DOH maintains a written assurance of compliance with the Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP). The assurance number is FWA00004682. DOH maintains two IRBs; both are registered with OHRP and FDA:
- IRB00000456 - State of Florida Dept of Hlth IRB #1 (OHRP/FDA)
- IRB00005334 - State of Florida Dept of Hlth IRB #2 (OHRP/FDA)
DOH's IRBs are duly constituted, have written procedures for initial review, review of modifications, and continuing review of research; DOH prepares written minutes of convened meetings, and retains records pertaining to the review and approval process, all in compliance with requirements of FDA regulations 21 CFR Parts 50 and 56, and FDA GCP regulations, and DHHS regulations 45 CFR 46. DOH applies Subpart A of the Common Rule, and Subparts B, C, and D, to federally-sponsored research, with equivalent protections for review of all other research.
DOH also reviews in compliance with other applicable federal and state laws and regulations governing IRBs and research with human beings, such as EPA regulations.
Since 2008, the Florida Department of Health's human research protection program has been fully accredited by the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs (AAHRPP).
If you have questions or need further information, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Required human subject protection information in funding agreements
Policy DOHP-400-1.3, "Review of Human Participant Protections in Funding Agreements" describes required human participant protection information in funding agreements