PSI’s Research Ethics Program is responsible for the ethical and regulatory compliance of research at PSI that involves human subjects. PSI is committed to protecting the rights and welfare of subjects enrolled in its research activities.
As a result, in 2009 the PSI Board of Directors established a Research Ethics Board (REB) to review all human subjects research conducted by or under the direction of PSI. The PSI REB is guided by the fundamental principles presented in the Belmont Report and applies the US federal regulations for the protection of human subjects set forth in 45 CFR 46 to all research activities involving human subjects regardless of funding source.
PSI obtained a Federalwide Assurance (FWA) with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP) and the PSI REB, designated on the FWA, is registered with OHRP.