Institutional review board training when patients and community members are engaged as researchers

Westfall, John M and Zittleman, Linda and Felzien, Maret and Ringel, Marc,(2017), Institutional review board training when patients and community members are engaged as researchers. , Family Practice, Oxford University Press

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Background. Patient engagement efforts often rely on a participatory research approach, which means engaging patients and community members in all aspects of research. As research team members, they require familiarity with the principles of human subject protection, privacy, and institutional review boards (IRB). However, the time required for individual IRB training may be a barrier to engaging community members in participatory research. As more community members participated in research, the State Networks of Colorado Practices and Partners (SNOCAP) was faced with finding a balance between including community members as part of the research team and the significant time commitment and institutional requirements for human subjects research oversight. Objective. Design and implement a community training on human subject protection in research. Methods. The SNOCAP team worked with the leadership from the Colorado Multi-Institutional Review Board (COMIRB) to develop a training programme that included the ethical principles and guidelines for the protection of human subjects. Results. The final training programme was based on the core principles of the Belmont Report: respect for persons, beneficence and justice. Privacy was taught using the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) national guidelines. Conclusions. The members of the High Plains Research Network Community Advisory Council were fully engaged in developing the training programme, as well as in the training itself. They were committed to the principles and guidelines for protecting the rights and welfare of human subjects. Patients and community members have become a critical part of our research team. They understand the principles of human subjects protection and privacy and incorporate these principles into their research activities.
Keywords : Human subject protection, institutional review boards, participatory research, UNSPECIFIED
Journal or Publication Title: Family Practice
Volume: 34
Number: 3
Item Type: Article
Subjects: Manajemen
Depositing User: Arief Eryka Zendy
Date Deposited: 26 Dec 2019 04:24
Last Modified: 26 Dec 2019 04:24

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