The principal source of ethical review for human subjects research has traditionally been the IRB. For a variety of reasons, increasing numbers of institutions are developing research ethics consultation services to provide guidance to investigators, study teams, research subjects, and IRBs about ethical issues arising in particular research studies. The presence of an additional source of ethics input and guidance raises important questions about the relationships between these ethics consultation services and IRBs. During this webinar, speakers will address such questions and more.
- Definition of research ethics consultation and research ethics consultation services
- Framework for reviewing research from an ethical standpoint and how it applies to research ethics consultation services
- Examples of consult questions that illustrate four contexts where clinical research ethics consultation may be useful:
- Before and after regulatory review
- Challenging and novel ethical issues
- Increasing challenges of informed consent and risk/benefit analysis
- Collaborative assistance
- Anticipated challenges and opportunities for research ethics consultation services
- Opportunities for IRBs and consultation services to complement and mutually support one another
What will I learn?
After attending this webinar, you will be able to:
- Define the function and purpose of research ethics consultation services
- Recognize the ways in which research ethics consultation services differ from the IRB
- Identify opportunities for IRBs and research ethics consultation services to collaborate and support one another
Who should attend?
This webinar will benefit IRB professionals and members.