It is essential to have an independent ethical review process to protect the participant’s rights, safety, and welfare. An IRB ensures that the potential benefits of the research outweigh the risks and that informed consent is obtained from all participants. The IRB process plays a crucial role in upholding ethical principles in research, protecting human subjects’ rights, and ensuring scientific research’s integrity. Without an IRB’s ethical review process, researchers risk compromising the safety and welfare of their participants, damaging public trust in the scientific community, and potentially facing legal and professional consequences.
Sitero’s IRB provides this vital oversight, reviewing research proposals to ensure they are designed in an ethically sound manner and that the risks to subjects are minimized.