Research principles

SCIRE commits that in the conduct of clinical research, we will:

  • Ensure that all members of the research team conduct themselves as professionals, upholding the highest standards of quality and ethics in their work.
  • Undertake clinical research only if it is reviewed, approved, and monitored by appropriate va committees that ensure the research study is properly designed, does not involve undue risks, and includes safeguards for participants.
  • Clearly explain that participation in a research study is voluntary and only occurs with consent, and that participants have a right to change their mind at any time without affecting their va health care or benefits.
  • Educate individuals who are considering enrolling in a research study about the study and its possible benefits and risks. • safeguard each participant’s information.

This is in line with the VA Research Principles: