About OhioHealth

Knowledge gained through research cannot be realized without the participation of volunteers from patient and community populations. 

We protect the rights and welfare of research participants by following guiding principles outlined in The Belmont Report (PDF).

  • Respect for persons: upholding the right of individuals to choose for themselves whether they participate in research. 
  • Beneficence: designing the research so that its benefits are maximized and its risks to patients and others are minimized. 
  • Justice: ensuring that the burdens and the benefits of research are equally shared by all members of a population.

To ensure that our research activities meet the highest standards of quality and safety, we diligently observe numerous regulations and standards. 

Institutional Review Board
All research projects that involve OhioHealth are reviewed by an OhioHealth-designated Institutional Review Board.

Billing Compliance
Federal regulations govern appropriate billing and reimbursement for research-related visits, tests and procedures.

Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act
HIPAA regulations cover how and when patient protected health information (PHI) can be accessed and disclosed for research purposes. Access or disclosure of PHI in research requires either an authorization from the patient or a waiver of such authorization from the IRB.

Federal Research Regulations
We adhere to the regulations established by the federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) on human subjects research.

Stark and Other Ethics

Trina Williams
Manager, Office of Regulatory Compliance
(614) 566-1748 
[email protected]