Nemours Children's Office of Human Subjects Protection

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Nemours Children's Office of Human Subjects Protection

About Our Office of Human Subjects Protection

Whether your child is invited to participate in a research project, or you’re a Nemours associate or research professional, it’s important to learn about the extensive human subject protection safeguards we have in place at all Nemours facilities.

The Nemours Children's Office of Human Subjects Protection and its Institutional Review Boards (IRBs) ensure that all Nemours human research activities meet or exceed the highest ethical standards for protecting the rights and welfare of everyone who volunteers to participate.

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We want to hear from you if you:

  • Have questions about what to do if you or your child is injured as a research participant
  • Would like to offer input or obtain information about the Nemours research programs
  • Cannot reach the investigator
  • Would like to talk to someone who is not directly involved with conducting this research

Send questions, comments, concerns, or complaints about the protection of human subjects participating in research at Nemours institutions to:

Nemours Children's Office of Human Subjects Protection

(302) 298-7613

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Nemours Office of Human Subjects Protection Administration

Robert Colnes, PhD

(302) 298-7613

Suzanne Murphy, PhD, RN, CIP

Associate Director
(904) 697-4178

Monica Pyewell

IRB Specialist
(302) 651-5539

Nemours IRB 1 Administration

Carlos Rose, MD, CIP

IRB Chair

Soniya Anis

IRB Coordinator, IRB 1
Nemours Office of Human Subjects Protection
1600 Rockland Road, Wilmington, DE 19803
Phone: (302) 651-6807

Nemours IRB 2 Administration

Kathryn Blake, Pharm.D., BCPS, FCCP, CIP

Director, Center for Pharmacogenomics and Translational Research
Chair, Institutional Review Board 2
Principal Research Scientist
Office: (904) 697-3806 (internal ext 55-3806)
Cell: (904) 686-5047
Fax: (904) 697-3799

Tammy Aguilar

IRB Coordinator, IRB 2
Nemours Office of Human Subjects Protection
807 Children's Way | Jacksonville, FL 32207
Office: (904) 697-3415

Independent Accreditation

Nemours is proud to be fully accredited by the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs.

Resources for Study Participants

Nemours research scientists and physicians have helped develop many of today’s most advanced treatments to improve the health of children. When a new drug, device or procedure shows great enough potential, it must be carefully tested to be certain that it’s safe and effective. These tests are called clinical trials, and the patients who choose to participate in them are called human subjects.

The Nemours Office of Human Subjects Protection (NOHSP) helps ensure that all clinical trials involving human subjects — at every Nemours facility — are conducted in accordance with the highest safety standards; all applicable laws and Nemours policies; and generally accepted precepts of ethical conduct.

General Information for Families

Resources about participating in medical research:


Resources about the regulations that govern human subject protection in medical research:

Training: Human Subjects Protection

For Research Professionals

Nemours encourages all associates to educate themselves about the ethics and regulations regarding the protection of human subjects in research. For anyone involved in the conduct of Nemours-based research (Nemours associates and non-associates), web-based coursework is required.
View the NOHSP Educational Curriculum

Required web-based training is available through: