CENTER FOR CLINICAL RESEARCH
The Center for Clinical Research (CCR) of the United Family Healthcare (UFH) promotes and oversees clinical research conducted at all the UFH facilities. Clinical research means any systematic investigation that involves human subjects. The UFH Center for Clinical Research serves the following functions:
Promotion and support of clinical research
The UFH Center for Clinical Research promotes and assists investigators, at all the UFH sites in China, to design, conduct and report of clinical research projects. These projects may include, but not limited to, case reports, retrospective analysis, clinical trials of drugs and devices, and epidemiological studies. These projects may be UFH investigator-initiated studies, collaborated studies with other institutions, or studies sponsored by private companies or governmental agencies.
Institutional Review Board (IRB)
An Institutional Review Board (IRB) has been established at UFH to protect the welfare of research participants. The IRB is equivalent to an ‘Ethics Committee on Human Research’. All research projects involving human subjects, conducted at facilities owned and operated by UFH, must be reviewed and approved by the UFH IRB.