About Us

Policies

Equal Employment

The Lloyd Society is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.  It is our policy to maintain a working environment free of all forms of unlawful discrimination.  The Lloyd Society affords equal opportunity to all employees and prospective employees without regards to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion age, ancestry, national or ethnic origin, marital status, disability, veteran or draft status.

It is the policy of The Lloyd Society to:

  • Strictly follow personnel procedures that will ensure equal opportunity for all people without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, ancestry, national or ethnic origin, marital status, disability, veteran or draft status;

  • Comply with all the relevant and applicable provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”). The Lloyd Society will not discriminate against any qualified employee or job applicant with respect to any terms, privileges, or conditions of employment because of a person’s physical or mental disability.

  • Make reasonable accommodations wherever necessary for all employees or applicants with disabilities, provided that the individual is otherwise qualified to safely perform the duties and assignments connected with the job and provided that any accommodations made do not require significant difficulty or expense.

  • Achieve understanding and acceptance of The Lloyd Society’s policy on Equal Employment Opportunity by all employees and by the communities in which the company operates;

  • Thoroughly investigate instances of alleged discrimination and take corrective action if warranted;

  • Be continually alert to identify and correct any practices by individuals that are at variance with the intent of the Equal Employment Opportunity Policy.

Data Integrity and Security

The Lloyd Society has a comprehensive Data Integrity Policy that has been developed to ensure the integrity (i.e., accuracy, validity, and reliability) of data collected and the ethical behavior by study staff in their interactions with study participants. Principal Investigators are required to submit detailed study-specific procedures designed to ensure data integrity and ethical staff behavior to the Lloyd Society Data and Safety Monitoring Board (DSMB) for review and approval prior to commencing data collection. The Lloyd Society also has a comprehensive Data Security Policy detailing guidelines and procedures to ensure the safe and secure collection, transmission, and storage of study-related data. These policies were developed using the information security guidelines published by the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology for government information system compliance under the Federal Information Security Management Act(FISMA).These guidelines are divided into management, operational and technical controls that focus respectively on risk management, human interaction and hardware/software system components. Standard procedures include the use of an encrypted Virtual Private Network (VPN) connection to transfer data collected in a secure and timely manner, disaster recovery measures, and controlled physical access to servers and study-related files.

Conflict of Interest

The Lloyd Society is committed to promoting objectivity in research and to maintaining standards to ensure that the design, conduct, and reporting of research will not be biased by any conflicting financial interest of an investigator.  This policy sets out the principles and processes that The Lloyd Society employs in the service of these objectives pursuant to requirements for the receipt of Federal funds. This policy applies to any person who is responsible for the design, conduct, or reporting of any research funded by a Federal agency.  (link to PDF COI statement).