Institutional Review Boards: Purpose and Challenges.

  title={Institutional Review Boards: Purpose and Challenges.},
  author={Christine Grady},
  volume={148 5},
Institutional review boards (IRBs) or research ethics committees provide a core protection for human research participants through advance and periodic independent review of the ethical acceptability of proposals for human research. IRBs were codified in US regulation just over three decades ago and are widely required by law or regulation in jurisdictions globally. Since the inception of IRBs, the research landscape has grown and evolved, as has the system of IRB review and oversight. Evidence… CONTINUE READING
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