Human Research Protection
Program (HRPP) Overview
involving human participants at the VA Long Beach Healthcare System
is conducted under a Federal Wide Assurance (^00004435) which
affirms the commitment of the institution to adhere to regulations
designed to provide protections for human participants.
Accordingly, all research involving human participants will be
reviewed by a special committee (called the Institutional Review
Board) in order to ensure that all applicable human research
protections are in place and that there is compliance with all
applicable policies, regulations, and laws pertaining to human
research participation. In addition, the VALBHS maintains a Human
Research Protection Program that closely monitors all human research
studies on an ongoing basis to ensure compliance.
Review Board (IRB)
The Institutional Review Board is a committee, based at the VA Long
Beach Healthcare System/that reviews research projects involving
human participants. The IRB is responsible for ensuring that a
proposed research study will be executed in a manner that protects
the rights and welfare of human participants.
Protection Program (HRPP):
The HRPP is a program, based at the VA Long Beach Healthcare System
that closely monitors the overall program of research involving
human participants in order to ensure compliance with applicable
regulations, to monitor the ongoing conduct of a study, and to
protect the rights and welfare of human participants.
(PDF): The Belmont Report provides a summary of the basic
ethical principles identified by the National Commission for the
Protection of Human Subjects of Biomedical and Behavioral Research;
this document constitutes a statement of basic ethical principles
and guidelines which can be used to assist in resolving the ethical
problems that may be encountered in the conduct of research
involving human participants.
Our HRPP program
is designed to protect the rights and welfare of persons who
participate in research programs administer and conducted at the
Veterans Administration Long Beach Healthcare System (VALBHS).
This program operates
under Federal wide Assurance number