IRB Update Volume 3, Issue 12, December 2013
What’s New in ORS?
- The Office of Research Support (ORS) hosted site visitors from the American Association of Human Research Protection Programs (AAHRPP) during October, as part of the reaccreditation process. ORS would like to thank all of the investigators, IRB members, and staff who participated in site visit activities. Thank you!
- ORS staff attended the annual Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research (PRIM&R) meeting in Boston, Massachusetts. ORS Director, Wayne Patterson, co-presented with Robyn S. Shapiro on the topic of, “Operationalizing the Public Health Service (PHS) Financial Conflict of Interest (FCOI) Rule.”
November 29 - The ORS will be closed for winter break on 12/23/13 and will reopen on 1/2/14. Exempt and expedited protocols received by 5:00 p.m. on November 29 will be processed before the close of business on December 20. Please plan submissions accordingly and happy holidays!
ORS Educational Sessions & Workshops 2014
The following RC courses will resume in February 2014:
- RC 201 – IRB Intro
- RC 210 – IRB Q&A
- RC 211 – The Ethical Principles of Informed Consent
In 2010, President Obama offered an official apology on behalf of the federal government for which PHS-funded study?
President Obama apologized for the research activities associated with the United States Sexually Transmitted Disease Experiments in Guatemala. These experiments occurred between 1946 and 1948 in the U.S. and in Guatemala. Over 1,300 individuals were intentionally infected with syphilis, gonorrhea, and chancroid by investigators without their informed consent.
Rodriguez, M.A. & García, R. (2013). First, Do No Harm: The US Sexually Transmitted Disease Experiments in Guatemala. American Journal of Public Health, 103(12), 2111-2126.
Upcoming Meeting Date(s)
The next IRB Full Board meeting is Monday, December 9, 2013.
The deadline to submit one paper copy or electronic PDF file is Wednesday, November 20, 2013.
Note: IRB meeting dates and deadlines have been updated.
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