TAG ARCHIVES FOR diversity in research


But how can IRBs engage communities while operating within the boundaries of their current regulatory role? Do IRBs have an ethical obligation to be proactive in ensuring diversity in clinical trials? Indeed, IRBs are uniquely positioned to influence research practices toward an equitable and more inclusive research world. Perhaps, the FDA and HHS should consider revisiting the scope of responsibilities of IRBs to provide broader latitude for making a greater impact on public health. The questions in this blog are the types of engaging thoughts I plan to discuss during the 2022 PRIM&R Annual Conference. I am most grateful that PRIM&R is providing a forum to discuss these important thoughts and expect more ideas will be generated as we continue the journey of straightening the path towards health equity for all. Read more


This week's research ethics roundup covers efforts by Black scientists to develop oxygen sensors for darker skin; the ethical challenges faced by clinical ethicists; new policy guidance for immediate open access to research findings; and the use of electronic health record data to study pregnancy outcomes. Read more


National Hispanic Heritage Month takes place from September 15 to October 15. We would like to honor this month by featuring some resources (from PRIM&R and from other organizations) that highlight the importance of the inclusion of the Latinx community in clinical research. Read more


This month’s Research Ethics Roundup covers enduring "publish or perish" incentives, a new grant program to increase the number of funded Black researchers, a beagle facility's impending closure, and lagging trial representation for older cancer patients. Read more