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|The following guidelines govern the activities of the SDHPC IRB.|
The IRB shall be sufficiently qualified through the experience and expertise of its members and the diversity of the members, including consideration of race, gender, and cultural backgrounds. The IRB shall make every nondiscriminatory effort to ensure that no IRB consists entirely of men or entirely of women.
The IRB shall include at least one member whose primary concerns are in the scientific area and at least one member whose primary concerns are in nonscientific areas.
The IRB shall include at least one member who is not otherwise affiliated with the institution and who is not part of the immediate family of a person who is affiliated with the institution.
The IRB shall not have members participate in the IRB's initial or continuing review of any project in which the member has a conflicting interest.
The IRB may invite, at its discretion, individuals with competence in special areas to assist in the review of complex issues, which require expertise beyond or in addition to that available on the IRB. These individuals may not vote with the IRB.
No intervention or interaction with human subjects in research, including recruitment, may begin until the IRB has reviewed and approved the research protocol.
Specific determination as to the definition of "research" or "human subject," and their implication for the jurisdiction of the IRB under Institutional policy are determined by the IRB.
It is the IRB's purpose and responsibility to protect the rights and welfare of human subjects.
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