Mission: To promote and support research in the
interests of the patients and community served by Kaweah Delta Health Care
Ensuring Quality Research
Purpose: To ensure that all research conducted at
Kaweah Delta Health Care District is in line with district mission &
vision, benefits the patient population, and is feasible given KDHCD resources.
Protecting Human Subjects
Purpose: The IRB’s foundation and primary charge is
to protect the rights and welfare of human subjects and support the
institution's research mission.
In assessing the
adequacy of human subjects’ protections in research, the IRB asks:
Are the risks to subjects minimized?
Are the risks to subjects reasonable in relation to
- Is selection of subjects equitable?
- Is informed consent properly documented?
- Is the privacy and confidentiality of subjects
- Are there provisions made for the ongoing monitoring of
the subjects' welfare?