The IRB’s Role in Achieving Diversity in Research
November 10 | 1:00-2:30 PM ET
The COVID-19 pandemic has illuminated social and health inequities and the impact of structural and systemic racism in society. This problem is manifest in clinical research and the lack of appropriate representation in subject populations. In human subjects research, the IRB plays a central role in considering and promoting diversity and inclusion in clinical research. This webinar will consider justice as a regulatory foundation to improve diversity and inclusion in clinical research and will discuss how the IRB can promote diversity during routine reviews of clinical research protocols. Case examples and practical resources will be presented.
This webinar will discuss the following topics:
- Justice and the scientific merits of inclusion
- Practical actions IRBs can take to promote diversity
After attending this webinar, attendees will be able to do the following:
- Understand the importance of diversity in clinical research and identify the scientific merits of inclusion
- Describe justice as the regulatory foundation for the inclusion of a diverse study population
- Implement specific actions IRBs can take when requesting, reviewing, and responding to clinical study information that promotes the inclusion of a diverse study population.
This webinar will apply to anyone involved in the design, review, or execution of clinical research protocols. IRB professionals, IRB members, researchers, and study staff will benefit from understanding the importance of diversity and inclusion in research as well as learning about tools to achieve a diverse subject population.
Webinar participants holding the Certified IRB Professional (CIP®) credential may apply 1.25 continuing education credits towards CIP recertification. Learn More »