Using a Peer-Driven Facilitative Review Process to Establish Feasibility and Support Ethical Review of Clinical Research

Author(s): Tanya Cohn, Tiffany Llera-Lora

Journal Name: Applied Clinical Research, Clinical Trials and Regulatory Affairs

Volume 2 , Issue 1 , 2015

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Clinical care is provided in a team approach because each member of the inter-professional team has valuable input to contribute to the care of patients. Clinical research is no different in that the construction of a research study is stronger if the right contributors are involved in the development stages. Having a peer-driven facilitative review process in place allows for proposed clinical research studies to be reviewed by all of these inter-professional colleagues that are focused on the professional significance, clinical significance, logistics, and protection of human subjects. Implementing this review process prior to submitting a research protocol to the Institutional Review Board (IRB) reduces the need to clarify study methods and revise supplemental study documents once they have been submitted to the IRB for approval.

Keywords: Clinical research, clinical significance, IRB, logistics.

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Year: 2015
Page: [7 - 11]
Pages: 5
DOI: 10.2174/2213476X02666150714181722

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