Explore BrainMass

Research participants and IRB

This content was STOLEN from BrainMass.com - View the original, and get the already-completed solution here!

Why were institutional review boards established? What, if any, special considerations must be made for children, pregnant women, and prisoners who are asked to participate in a research study? Would military personnel be considered vulnerable?

© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 25, 2018, 8:30 am ad1c9bdddf

Solution Preview

The institutional review board (or IRB) is a committee formed to oversee research that involves human subjects. The IRB was formed to ensure that human participants are not harmed or treated unfairly in the course of a research study. The IRB protects people from psychological and physical harm. In the United States, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Department of Health and Human Services regulations have empowered IRBs to approve, require modifications in planned research prior to approval, or disapprove research. IRBs are responsible for critical oversight ...

Solution Summary

Overview of the IRB (Institutional Review Board) and vulnerable populations.

See Also This Related BrainMass Solution

IRB Ethical Guidelines

Need help with two ways that IRB ethical guidelines can impart one's selection of a research population, research setting, and/or research design as when developing ideas for a prospectus. Also, how would the guidelines apply to a research concerning the retention of college students in community colleges?

View Full Posting Details