Information on Clinical Trials
The benefits and risks of a study are determined by the way research is conducted. Investigators hold the primary responsibility for protecting the rights and welfare of human research subjects.
The investigators are assisted in their efforts to protect research subjects by the UT Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA) Institutional Review Board (IRB). They are the designated IRB for the University Health System. The UTHSCSA IRB reviews each study conducted here for scientific design as well as ethical considerations.
The Federal Policy (Common Rule) for the protection of human subjects requires that each institution "engaged" in federally supported human subject research file an "Assurance" of protection for human subjects. The Assurance formalizes the institution's commitment to protect human subjects.
We conduct research under the Federal wide Assurance of Protection of Human Subjects FWA00003754 filed with and approved by the Office of Human Subjects Research Protections (OHRP) in Washington, DC.
If you or your family member have concerns or question regarding the conduct of research that cannot be answered by the Principal Investigator or their research staff please feel free to contact:
Clinical Research Department
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