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Michigan BioTrust for Health - Advisory Boards
Four different advisory and review boards oversee BioTrust policies and operations. Board members represent the major state universities, research institutions, disease and advocacy organizations, community groups and the general public.
The organizational structure of the BioTrust program is outlined in the image to the right. To learn more about the individual advisory boards and to see meeting minutes (where available), please explore the page below.
Community Values Advisory Board
The Community Values Advisory Board (CVAB) provides guidance on ethical issues including what types of research are, or are not, acceptable uses of the dried blood spots. The Community Values Advisory Board also provides advice on educational methods and materials for engaging and informing the public about the BioTrust.
CVAB meetings are open to the public. To review minutes from previous meetings, use the drop down menu below. Upcoming meeting dates are posted on the BioTrust Announcements page. For more information about upcoming meetings, email BioTrust@michigan.gov or call 517-335-4181.
Scientific Advisory Board
The Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) is a board of scientists that evaluates specific research studies for scientific merit and methods, using guidelines developed by the CVAB.
Michigan Neonatal Biobank Board of DirectorsA Board of Directors (BOD) oversees operations of the Michigan Neonatal Biobank as a non-profit organization. For more information about the Michigan Neonatal Biobank's BOD, please visit www.MNBB.org.
MDHHS Institutional Review BoardThe MDHHS Institutional Review Board (IRB) reviews and approves all proposals to assure protection of human subjects before any samples are released to a researcher. An IRB is a committee that approves, monitors, and reviews biomedical and behavioral research involving human subjects to protect their rights and welfare. All institutions that perform research involving human subjects are required to have an IRB.