Institutional Review Board

Protecting welfare in research

The Prisma Health–Midlands Institutional Review Board (IRB) oversees compliance with federal, state and organizational guidelines relating to research with human subjects.

We are responsible for reviewing all research involving human subjects, ensuring equitable selection of research subjects, safeguarding that potential research-related risks are minimized and ensuring that there is full disclosure so volunteers can make an informed decision to participate.


 

Contact us

AAHRPP Full AccreditationIRB team members are here to assist you with the training, information and support you need to prepare your study for review by the board and help ensure it will be carried out in a safe and ethical manner.

Please feel free to reach out to us if you have any questions, concerns or need help with an application or related documents. We are happy to assist via email, phone or in person.

Janice Piazza,
Director, Office of Human Research Protection
Janice.Piazza@PrismaHealth.org
864-455-6607

Thomasena Williams
IRB Reliance Administrator
Thomasena.Williams@PrismaHealth.org
803-296-6091

Mitzi Epting
IRB Coordinator
Mitzi.Epting@PrismaHealth.org
803-296-3852

Clinic hours

Monthly clinic hours have been established for IRB staff to assist you with the training, information and support you need to prepare your study for review.

See Our Schedule