TAG ARCHIVES FOR coercion

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Jan2012

by Emily A. Largent and Alan Wertheimer, PhD

How do institutional review board (IRB) members and human research protections professionals think about the relationship between payment, coercion, and undue influence? 

This is a topic of obvious interest to the research community: Researchers routinely offer payment to prospective research participants as an incentive to enroll or as compensation for their participation in research. IRBs are, in turn, asked to review these payments for their ethical implications.  Yet, there is little systematic data about attitudes toward payment in general, and specifically, when IRB members consider payment coercion or undue influence.

To address these questions, in 2010, we surveyed randomly selected PRIM&R [...] Read more