Vital Records Data Applications
Committee for the Protection of Human Subjects
The Committee for the Protection of Human Subjects (CPHS) serves as the institutional review board (IRB) for the California Health and Human Services Agency (CHHSA). The role of the CPHS and other IRBs is to assure that research involving human subjects is conducted ethically and with minimum risk to participants. The Data Applications for Vital Records affected by CPHS include Research, CDPH, Birth and Death Data, and Local Health Departments.