Borrego Health is committed to ensuring a high quality of research activity that prioritizes patient-centered, community-engaged, and culturally sensitive research.


Borrego Health’s Research Department will approve and oversee all human subjects research activity to ensure the research provides protection for its participants as per the federal regulations at 45 CFR part 46 (the Common Rule) and any applicable State of California regulations. Borrego Health has an active Federal-wide Assurance with the Office for Human Research Protections.


Please note, while Borrego Health does not have its own Institutional Review Board (IRB), the Research Department requires IRB approval and if applicable, continuing review, for all human subjects research activity.


Researchers interested in partnering with Borrego Health should email with their contact information, abstract/specific aims (if available), and a link to the funding opportunity (if applicable).


Most research approved at Borrego Health consists of human subjects research, in the field of social and behavioral health research. For more information on what constitutes social and behavioral health research, please see below the below videos from the Office for Human Research Protections, in English and in Spanish:

Participating in Social & Behavioral Health Research

Participando en Investigaciones Sociales y de Conducta Relacionadas a la Salud

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