TAG ARCHIVES FOR IRB members

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Jul2021

We are part of a research group at Columbia University Irving Medical Center that is participating in the NIH-sponsored Electronic Medical Records and Genomics (eMERGE) Network study. As part of our site’s exploration of the ethical, legal, and social issues involved in research using polygenic risk scores (PRS), we are conducting a series of focus groups with stakeholders to explore views on these issues. We are interested in IRB members’ perspectives on the ethical and regulatory challenges that can arise from a study like this. Read more

2
Oct2019

In August, the RAND Corporation, a policy research organization, released the first comprehensive profile of IRB demographics and function in 20 years: a “Profile of Institutional Review Board Characteristics Prior to the 2019 Implementation of the Revised Common Rule.” The report investigates questions about IRB practices, efficiency, and effectiveness on the cusp of implementation of the revised federal regulations, including single IRB review. (In December of 2017, PRIM&R helped get the word out to potential survey respondents.) Read more

28
Feb2013

by Andrea Johnson, JD, CIP, Regulatory Specialist, Oregon Health & Science University Institutional Review Board

I don’t think many will disagree with me when I say that the institutional review board (IRB) process is complex. While some of us, including me, find navigating complex regulatory schema to be an enjoyable challenge, the regulations governing human subjects research create practical hurdles that cost time and money, and some would argue that they [...] Read more

12
Feb2013

by Anne Meade, Senior Manager for Website and Social Media

In early 2012, the IRB Forum, a resource-rich online community for human research protections professionals, found a new home at PRIM&R. We were (and are!) delighted to have this online community as a part of PRIM&R’s network of rich educational and networking resources.  The past year brought some changes to the [...] Read more