Ethics and Compliance

City of Hope strives to maintain the highest legal, safety and ethical standards in its research operations. This means — for the duration of the project design, planning, implementation and evaluation process — protecting the interests of:

  • research participants
  • study specimens
  • occupation safety
  • data quality
  • scientific and organizational integrity
  • organizational compliance with applicable laws and regulations
  • proper facility, equipment and material usage

The research operations committees at City of Hope ensuring these protections include:

  • Cancer Protocol Review and Monitoring Committee
  • Data and Safety Monitoring Committee
  • Institutional Animal Care & Use Committee
  • Institutional Biosafety Committee
  • Institutional Review Board
  • Occupational Safety and Biohazards Committee
  • Protocol Review and Monitoring Committee
  • Radiation Safety Committee
  • Stem Cell Research Oversight Committee

Additionally, all City of Hope employees and volunteers are regularly trained in upholding corporate compliance and professional integrity, which is summarized in our Code of Conduct ("A Matter of Integrity") document.

If you have witnessed a legal, regulatory or ethical concern and would like to report it, you may do so through our Corporate Compliance and Integrity Hotline at 877-264-2648. This hotline is operated by a professional third-party vendor and permits individuals to file a report anonymously upon request.