The Institutional Review Board (IRB) Committee and the IRB office ensure that all research and other systematic data collection involving Los Angeles County Department of Public Health staff, facilities, and clients/patients is conducted in accordance with the highest scientific and ethical standards and applicable federal and state regulations. The IRB ensures that all public health research in Los Angeles County respects...
- The right of research subjects or participants to freely decide on the basis of complete and accurate information whether or not to participate
- To have their information kept private and confidential
- To participate only in research devoted to answering significant questions with sound scientific methods
- To have any risks of research kept to a minimum and balanced or outweighed by potential benefits to the participants and/or society.