The Need to Understand IRB Deliberations

TitleThe Need to Understand IRB Deliberations
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2006
AuthorsCandilis, PJ, Lidz, CW, Arnold, RM
JournalIRB: Ethics & Human Research
Type of ArticleArticle
Publication Languageeng
ISSN Number01937758
Accession Number19384904
KeywordsDECISION , Institutional , Medical , PROBLEM , Review
AbstractThis article highlights the need to understand the deliberations of Institutional Review Board (IRB). Previous studies on the workings of IRBs have focused largely on their administrative structure, how well they meet certain performance criteria and the outcome of decision-making. The author in this article explains why there is a need to understand how IRBs make decisions and propose a model for assessing IRB decision making. It further informs that most data about the processes of IRB decision-making come from general descriptions of the various individuals who make up IRBs or small group of IRBs.
NotesCandilis, Philip J. 1 Lidz, Charles W. 2 Arnold, Robert M. 3; Affiliation: 1: Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worchester, MA. 2: Research Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worchester, MA. 3: Professor of Medicine and Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh Medical School, Pittsburgh, PA.; Source Info: Jan/Feb2006, Vol. 28 Issue 1, p1; Subject Term: INSTITUTIONAL review boards (Medicine); Subject Term: MEDICAL ethics committees; Subject Term: DECISION making; Subject Term: PROBLEM solving; Subject Term: REVIEW committees; Subject Term: DECISION theory; Number of Pages: 5p; Document Type: Article
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