Proposed Revisions to the Common Rule: Perspectives of Social and Behavioral Scientists: Workshop Summary
Link to the National Academies Report, Proposed Revisions to the Common Rule: Perspectives of Social and Behavioral Scientists: Workshop Summary
This Workshop Summary focuses on six broad topic areas: 1. Evidence on the functioning of the Common Rule and of institutional review boards (IRBs), to provide context for the proposed revisions. 2. The types and levels of risks and harms encountered in social and behavioral sciences, and issues related to the severity and probability of harm. 3. The consent process and special populations. 4. Issues related to the protection of research participants in studies that involve use of existing data and data sharing. 5. Multidisciplinary and multisite studies. 6. The purview and roles of IRBs.