- Think back on your National Institute of Health (NIH) training and share what you learned. How will this apply to having an IRB form completed and why?
- IRB is an important step in research. State the required components one should look for in a project to determine if IRB submission is needed. Discuss an example of a research study found in one of your literature review articles that needed IRB approval. Specifically, describe why IRB approval was needed in this instance.
- Visit the Yale Center for Bioethics Cases in Research Ethics website. Choose one of the three cases below to read and respond to in this week’s discussion. Be sure to read the background of the study, the ethical and regulatory issues raised by the IRB, and the comments presented at the end of each case.
Choose from one of these three cases:
Case 1: Payments to subjects who are substance abusers
Case 5: Reasonable right to privacy for patients accessing hospital services
Case 6: An ethnographic study of homeless adolescents
Address the following in your response:
Identify the key ethical issues that are questioned in this case and the category of risk: physical, psychological, social, or economic harm.
Do you feel the level of questioning and concern by the IRB was appropriate?
Were you surprised by any of the IRB’s decisions? Explain.
Identify a risk or red flag in this study that you may not have considered on your own prior to reading this study.
Present a new perspective you gained about the IRB, the type of study you read about, the ethics involved, or human subject research processes