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The Combined NeuroScience Institutional Review Board's (CNS IRB) mission is to provide ethical and regulatory oversight of research that involves human subjects by protecting the rights and welfare of individual subjects and to ensure programmatic compliance with Federal, State, and Institutional regulations. The CNS IRB carries out its mission by reviewing, approving and monitoring all human subjects; research within the participating Institutes' Intramural Research Programs (IRP). The Institutional Review Board employs the highest ethical standards for human research protections in all human subjects research by adhering to the ethical principles outlined in the Belmont Report: Respect for persons, Beneficence and Justice. Human subject research conducted at the NIH must meet high ethical and scientific standards. It has to be reviewed, approved and implemented in accord with accepted ethical principles and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (45 CFR 46) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (21 CFR 50 and 56) regulations for the protection of human subjects. The Combined NeuroScience IRB consist of 3 panels (Meetings), each a duly registered NIH IRB, under common leadership and administration. The CNS IRB is established and functions in accord with the NIH Federal-wide Assurance, FWA00005897 Exit Disclaimer Policy . They are guided by the NIH OHSR IRB standard operating procedures Exit Disclaimer Policy (SOPs).

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