South Carolina Department of Mental Health

Institutional Review Board Manual

Table of Contents

Updated October 2012

Welcome to the Institutional Review Board (IRB) web page for the South Carolina Department of Mental Health (SCDMH).

The department recognizes the need for safeguarding the rights and welfare of research subjects and their private health information. In accordance with Department of Health and Human Services regulations, the SCDMH has an established Institutional Review Board which is charged with these responsibilities.  This web site is dedicated to providing the researcher with the tools and information necessary to protect these obligations and facilitate the approval process.

About the IRB

SCDMH Documents Governing Research

Research that Requires Approval

Approval Process

HIPAA and Research

Special Population Requirements

Resource Material