PI finds board policies toughen over study time

October 2008
Clinical Trials Administrator;Oct2008, Vol. 6 Issue 10, p118
This article reports that institutional review board (IRB) have become more rigorous in reviewing clinical studies. The tougher IRB reviews can be attributed to intense media scrutiny of human subjects and increased government regulations of research. According to Mary Krugman of the University of Colorado Hospital, more than 44 IRBs are reviewing the research protocol of a multi-site study of post-baccalaureate graduate nurse residency programs. IRBs are also concerned over participants' privacy while completing online surveys, Krugman says.


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