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Empowered #patientchat – IRBs and Me – Patients as Leaders in Research

You’re Invited! We hope you’ll join us for our next Empowered #patientchat as we discuss Institutional Review Boards (IRBs).

Institutional Review Board (IRB) is an appropriately constituted group that has been formally designated to review and monitor biomedical research involving human subjects. In accordance with FDA regulations, an IRB has the authority to approve, require modifications in (to secure approval), or disapprove research. This group review serves an important role in the protection of the rights and welfare of human research subjects.

IRBs are an important mechanism for protecting the rights and welfare of human research participants of a clinical study

We hope to see you Friday, September 21st on Twitter (or tchat.io/rooms/patientchat) at 10:00 am Pacific | 1:00 pm Eastern. Be sure to include the hashtag #patientchat in all your responses!

Guiding our discussion will be the following Topic Questions:

T1: What does the Institutional Review Board (IRB) do for the protection of human subjects in research? #patientchat

T2: Why is an Institutional Review Board (IRB) important? Tell us about your experiences, learnings, and findings. #patientchat

T3: What do you think are the impacts, if any, of IRBs on clinical innovation? #patientchat

T4: Should patients get involved in the IRB process? If so, how can they do so? #patientchat

T5: What measures should be implemented to improve the IRB process? #patientchat

BONUS: Do you think that n-of-1 trials need IRB review? #patientchat

Empowered Patient Chats (#patientchat) are held every other Friday at 10:00 am Pacific / 1:00 pm Eastern and during the chat patients and advocates come to learn from each other and discuss topics of interest to empowered patients.

Click HERE to learn more about the Empowered #patientchat Series plus read tips on how to participate.

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