Maintaining research integrity a systematic review of the role of the institutional review board in managing conflict of interest

Ethical integrity in the conduct of health care research is essential for maintaining the public trust and support of such activities. Institutional Review Boards (IRBs) play a critical role in maintaining the ethical integrity of research by reviewing research protocols to ensure, among other thing...

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Main Author: Shekelle, Paul G.
Corporate Authors: United States Department of Veterans Affairs, West Los Angeles VA Medical Center Evidence-Based Synthesis Program Center, Quality Enhancement Research Initiative (U.S.)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Washington, DC Dept. of Veterans Affairs, Health Services Research & Development Service [2012], 2012
Series:Evidence-based synthesis program
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Collection: National Center for Biotechnology Information - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:Ethical integrity in the conduct of health care research is essential for maintaining the public trust and support of such activities. Institutional Review Boards (IRBs) play a critical role in maintaining the ethical integrity of research by reviewing research protocols to ensure, among other things, that research participants receive safe and ethical treatment and provide informed consent, and that the potential for a conflict of interest is minimized. The purpose of this review was to catalog the literature on issues pertaining to IRBs, to identify the issue with the greatest number of published studies which might inform VA policy, and to assess the evidence regarding that issue, which were conflict of interest policies and the activities of the IRB.
Item Description:"May 2012."
Physical Description:1 PDF file (53 p.) ill