Overview of the Human Research Protection Program
The Third Xiangya Hospital of Central South University
1.Organization Name: The Third Xiangya Hospital of Central South University (CSU)
2.Overview and Purpose
At the foot of Yuelu Mountain in ancient city Changsha, on the west bank of Xiang Riverstands a
modern medical center. It is the Third Xiangya Hospital of CSU, a tertiary first-class hospital under
the direct supervision of the National Health and Family Planning Commission.
In China, the centennial Xiangya has composed half a history of Chinese western medicine. The
young hospital is a new thriving branch of this aged but dynamic treeIn this modern and elegant
hospital, feeling spring breeze and listening to a few amazing stories, we can hardly imagine before
1990 here was a wild land with miscellaneous trees and sleepy crows.
In the 1980s, approved by National Ministry of Health, former Hunan Medical University built a
modern affiliated hospital here to benefit people. From breaking ground on November 28, 1989 to
opening 35 sickbeds on December 8, 1992, the pioneers worked hard to reclaim the wasteland. In
September, 1996 with outpatient building, inpatient building and medical technology building
completed, the hospital was fully operated.
In April, 2000, the hospital was renamed as “The Third Xiangya Hospital of CSU”. In April, 2008, by
using first-class intelligent surgical building, its service capacity was largely improved. In 2012, the
outpatients and emergency patients were over one million.
Its overall floorage is 150,000 square meters, with 2,200 authorized beds. It has 49 medical departments, 56 nursing units, and over 2,560 staff. 18％ of professionals have advanced professional titles,
including winners of the Recruitment Program of Thousand Talents, Chang Jiang Scholars Program,
National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars, Furong Scholars Program of Hunan
Province, New Century Excellent Talents Supporting Program of the Ministry of Education,
Shenghua Scholars Program and the Famous Doctors in Xiangya, CSU.
Since its establishment, its staff have exerted their utmost, and made innovations boldly. A modern
hospital with integration of medical service, teaching, scientific research, prevention, health care and
rehabilitation has been initially completed, which can provide high-quality medical services, cultivate
high-quality medical talents, and supply high-level scientific research achievements. With its
comprehensive strength ranking in the top three in the medical and health industry of Hunan Province,
the hospital has become an up-rising star in the “national team” of the medical and health industry.
In 2010, the newly elected leading group took office, the hospital adhered to development path of
“differentiated development, characteristic catching up and surpassing, and comprehensive
improvement”, put forward the strategic goal of building “national high-quality hospital” and the
development ideas of “characteristic-oriented, service-oriented, efficiency-oriented”, confirmed three
key points of “discipline, talent, peoples livelihood” and the work measures of “six focuses and six
aspects of improvement ”, carried out the “125 Talent Project”, and thus it stepped onto a new stage
of inner construction and development. Meanwhile, it started the construction of Tumor Radiotherapy Center and Science and Education Building to promote its sustainable development. The
idea of building a “characteristic-oriented” hospital clears its development direction. Aimed at medical
frontiers, it has built advanced and characteristic disciplines.
At the Third Xiangya Hospital of Central South University, Human Research Protection Program
(HRPP) is established to fully protect the rights and welfare of the human research participants. HRPP
Program is a systematic and comprehensive system to protect human subjects. Dr. Hong Yuan,vice
president of the Third Xiangya Hospital, serves as the Institutional Official (IO). Under his leadership,
there are Clinical Trial and Research Office, IRB, National Drug Clinical Trial Institution, Research
Compliance Committee, Quality Improvement Committee, Conflict of Interest Committee, Scientific
Review Group, Biosafety Committee and Investigators and Researchstaff.
When subjects or others have questions or complaints, the researchers first will answer them and
report to the national drug clinical trial institution.The national drug clinical trial institution will decide
which part of the HRPP need respond to contacts from subjects or others. If it is related to the
ethical problems, IRB will conduct an investigation immediately, and communicate with the subjects in
time. If it is related to the compliance, the research compliance committee will conduct an investigation
immediately, and communicate with the subjects in time. If it is related to the conflict problems, the
conflict interest committee will conduct an investigation immediately, and communicate with the
subjects in time. If it is related to the biosafety problems, the clinical trial and research office will
conduct an investigation immediately, and communicate with the subjects in time.
The Third Xiangya Hospital of Central South University conducts clinical research in accordance with ICH-GCP, CFDA-GCP and other State and Local Laws for all studies at this hospital. 18 clinical departments are undertaking clinical studies as qualified units at this hospital.