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Ensuring Clinical Trial Safety

There are potential benefits for clinical trial volunteers. Volunteers with existing diseases or conditions can play a more active role in their own health care, gain access to new research treatments before they are widely available and help others by contributing to medical research.

Every clinical trial in the United States must be approved and monitored by an Institutional Review Board (IRB). An IRB is an independent committee of physicians, statisticians, community advocates and others whose objective is to ensure that a clinical trial is ethical and the rights of study participants are protected.


  • Protects the interest and well being of human subjects participating in research at Hoag Hospital
  • Upholds regulations as set forth by the Federal Government concerning research in human subjects
  • Upholds the regulations set forth in the Nuremburg Code, International Conference on Harmonisation (ICH) and the Belmont Report
  • Upholds policies as set forth by Hoag Hospital

If you are interested in learning more about clinical trials or are considering participating as a volunteer in a clinical trial, you can learn more at:

Hoag Hospital Clinical Research Office

One Hoag Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92658-6100
Office: 949-764-4430
Fax: 949-764-5822
Email: [email protected]