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THE HUMAN RESEARCH PROTECTION PROGRAM

THE COMMITTEE ON HUMAN RESEARCH

ABOUT THE COMMITTEE ON HUMAN RESEARCH (CHR)

What is the CHR?

The Committee on Human Research (CHR) is UCSF's Institutional Review Board (IRB). An Institutional Review Board is a committee, operating under Federal regulations, State laws, and institutional policy, that reviews research involving human subjects to ensure the ethical and equitable treatment of those subjects. At present the CHR is comprised of four panels that share equal authority and responsibility. See more....

Responsibilities in Research Involving Human Subjects

Committee on Human Research
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Who must have CHR approval before enrolling Human Subjects in Research

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Charge

It is the duty of the CHR to review and make decisions on all protocols for research involving human subjects. Its primary responsibility is the protection of subjects from undue risk and from deprivation of personal rights and dignity. This protection is best assured by consideration of four principles which are the touchstones of ethical research See more ...

Respect for Persons: The Voluntary Participation of Subjects
Beneficence: The Risk-Benefit Proportion
Justice: The Fair Selection of Research Subjects

UCSF Federalwide Assurance of Compliance with DHHS and IRB Registration Information