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IRB review of human subjects research consistently presents a range of ethical and regulatory challenges in even the simplest of research protocols. In this session, we will start with a wide variety of biomedical and social and behavioral science studies, and choose several to explore the often thorny ethical and regulatory issues that are part and parcel of an IRB’s everyday reviews.
Attendees will have the opportunity to choose topics of interest to focus the conversation. Potential topics include ethical justification for randomized clinical trials; use of placebo; financial conflicts of interest; inclusion (and exclusion) of vulnerable subjects; phase 1 trials and risk-benefit analysis; compensation (and coercion) of subjects; optimizing informed consent; secondary research findings; data and safety monitoring; and assessment and minimization of risk.
This case study-based Zoom meeting offers attendees the opportunity to interact with the speakers and other participants on screen. Through a combination of active audience participation and very brief didactic episodes, the speakers will highlight the challenges, how those challenges fit within the regulatory criteria for approval, and best practices for review. Attendees will leave with a framework for IRB members and administrators to use in effectively reviewing protocols involving these thorny components.
- Explore several studies, and parse out ethical and regulatory issues that are part and parcel of everyday reviews
- Highlight the challenges in reviewing protocols with thorny components, how those challenges fit within the regulatory criteria for approval, and best practices for review
What will I learn?
How to use the ethical and regulatory framework in the Common Rule to address challenging components of everyday IRB deliberations.
Who should attend?
This program is geared toward HRPP/IRB personnel and those working in research programs more broadly including HRPP/IRB directors, members, chairs; researchers and research staff; and more.
Webinar participants holding the Certified IRB Professional (CIP®) credential may apply 1.5 continuing education credits towards CIP recertification. Learn More
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