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Webinar: (11-2023) Community Engagement in Research: Ethical Considerations for HRPPs

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Across almost all research disciplines and methods, there has been an increase in different types of community engagement over the last two decades. Community engagement in research is common at some academic institutions, but it is a somewhat new phenomenon at others. While community engagement originated in large part as a response to abuse and exploitation of marginalized communities by researchers, and thus as a means to better protect research participants, there has historically been some tension between community engaged researchers and IRBs.

This webinar aims to diffuse some of that tension, highlighting the shared ethical goals of community engagement and human research protections programs and recommended practices for reviewing research that engages community partners. Time will also be reserved for questions.

What will I learn to do?
  • Describe how various forms of community engagement can enhance human research protections
  • Identify unique ethical considerations raised by community engagement and evidence-based guidance for ensuring appropriate protections
  • Identify tools and strategies to facilitate the review and approval of community engaged research
Who should attend?
This webinar is appropriate for any IRB administrator, staff member, chair, or board member.

Continuing Education
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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  • Emily E. Anderson, PhD, MPH

    Emily E. Anderson is associate professor. She teaches research ethics and responsible conduct of research to graduate and medical students as well as courses in empirical bioethics and global bioethics. Her areas of interest and expertise include researcher and physician professionalism and misconduct; ethical issues in research with vulnerable populations; informed consent; institutional review board (IRB) policy; and the application of qualitative research techniques to the study of research ethics. Dr. Anderson has published articles in the American Journal of Bioethics, Ethics and Behavior, Journal of Law Medicine and Ethics, Academic Medicine, Accountability in Research, and the Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics (JERHRE). She serves as associate editor for Narrative Inquiry in Bioethics. She also has almost 20 years of experience serving on six different IRBs and frequently presents at conferences including the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities (ASBH) and Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research (PRIM&R). Dr. Anderson has also been a co-investigator on several federally-funded research and educational projects.

  • Stephanie S. Cargill, PhD, MSPH

    Stephanie Cargill is an associate professor of health care ethics; associate professor of public health at Albert Gnaegi Center for Health Care Ethics at Saint Louis University. She is the Chair of Castle IRB, a central IRB specializing in gene and cell therapy, and rare disease research. 

  • Ryan Spellecy, PhD

    Medical College of Wisconsin Milwaukee, WI

November 14, 2023
Tue 1:00 PM EST

Duration 1H 30M

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