Human Research Report Digital Newsletter

Protecting Research Subjects and Researchers

Vol. 39, No. 2, February, 2024

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Volume 39, No. 2 ISSN 0885-0615 February, 2024
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Excerpt from pg. 4 … IRBs to Be Evaluated On Effectiveness (#3)

We continue now with a major IRB development; i.e., the push to assess the operations and effectiveness of IRBs around the country. Begun by the federal GAO, and carried further by the influential SACHRP, this government initiative will inevitably affect most — if not all — IRBs in the United States.

We resume where we left off in our presentation of the document titled “SACHRP Recommendation on GAO-23-104721, INSTITUTIONAL REVIEW BOARDS: Actions Needed to Improve Federal Oversight
and Examine Effectiveness.”

Note that SACHRP structures its discussion as a response to several “charges” given to it by the federal Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP).