TAG ARCHIVES FOR community members


by Argelis A. Ortiz, MSW, University of Southern California, Social/Behavioral IRB Community Member

The night before the first meeting where I would serve as a community member on an institutional review board (IRB), I feverishly reviewed research analysis and statistics books, read and re-read the federal regulations (45 CFR 46), and Googled the meaning of “common rule.”

The next morning, I ate breakfast and was impressed by my newfound ability to recite a list of vulnerable populations in alphabetical order: children, human fetuses, neonates, pregnant women, and prisoners. I even made a song out of it, so I would remember when it came time [...] Read more