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As some IRBs and research institutions seek more efficient ways to achieve quality human research protection during multisite trials, new models have emerged. One of the newest is the National IRB Reliance Initiative.
A national IRB model was developed to make the review process more efficient and to offer research organizations an alternative to the central IRB model.
Each year, human subjects protection programs worldwide prepare for accreditation, making changes and improving processes. Which problems crop up most frequently?
IRBs and human subjects research protection programs continue to find concerns during site visits in the accreditation process.
When IRBs and investigators deal with risks, they should identify reasonably foreseeable risks and have reasonable precautions to prevent harm.
As IRBs debate and consider how to assess risks and benefits in research, here are a couple of examples of cases where IRBs made controversial and sometimes opposing decisions.
As IRB workloads shift to summer schedules, it’s a good time to assess whether boards are staying on mission focus, an IRB chair suggests.
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