IRB: Ethics & Human Research

Articles from Vol. 33, No. 3, May-June

Broad Data Sharing in Genetic Research: Views of Institutional Review Board Professionals
Institutional review boards (IRBs) play a key role in J. ensuring that genetic research with humans meets ethical and regulatory standards. They are involved with issues such as how research participants will be informed about researchers' intent to...
Off the Beaten Path: Conducting Ethical Pragmatic Trials with Marginalized Populations
In October 2009, the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) began recruiting participants for its At Home/Chez Soi (AHCS) project. The AHCS project is designed as a pragmatic trial intended "to provide policy relevant evidence [i.e., effectiveness...
Parents' Understanding and Recall of Informed Consent Information for Neonatal Research
Numerous studies have shown that research participants often fail to understand important core requirements of informed consent: the purpose of the study, its risks and benefits, that participation is voluntary, and that they have the right to discontinue...