TAG ARCHIVES FOR coercion

17
Apr2012

by Emily A. Largent and Alan Wertheimer, PhD

In a recent post, we presented some of the key results from a 2010 survey we conducted with randomly selected PRIM&R members. As described in our article in IRB: Ethics and Human Research, “Money, Coercion, and Undue Inducement: Attitudes about Payments to Research Participants,” the survey explored their attitudes as to whether and why payment of research participants constitutes coercion or undue influence. We were interested in asking these questions because institutional review board (IRB) members are crucial gatekeepers in [...] Read more

31
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