Human Research Protection Program

Ochsner’s Human Research Protection Program’s (HRPP) mission is protecting the rights, welfare and privacy of all human research subjects at Ochsner. Also known as the Institutional Review Board or IRB our mission is accomplished by implementing the ethical guidelines of the Belmont Report, complying with applicable federal regulations, and educating Ochsner’s investigators and study staff in good clinical practices as defined by FDA and International Conference on Harmonization (ICH). Our HRPP is a framework through which we hold ourselves accountable in carrying out high quality and effective clinical research while continuing to maintain the highest ethical standards in the protection of research subjects at Ochsner.

Federalwide Assurance (FWA)

Ochsner has a Federalwide Assurance (FWA) and complies with the Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Human Research Protection regulations under The Common Rule and Subparts B, C, and D of 45 CFR 46. This ensures that whenever this institution engages in research to which this Assurance applies, it will comply with the Terms of the Federalwide Assurance.

Components of Ochsner Clinic Foundation, FWA00002050 include:

  • Ochsner Clinic Foundation Baton Rouge
  • Ochsner North Shore Medical Center
  • Ochsner Medical Center - Kenner
  • Ochsner Medical Center - West Bank
  • Ochsner Medical Center – Baptist