Research Ethics and Policy Series (REPS) | Holly Fernandez Lynch, JD, MBe
12:00pm - 1:00pm • John Morgan Building, Class of 62 Auditorium - 3620 Hamilton Walk
Defining and Advancing IRB
Quality and Effectiveness
Do you think institutional review boards (IRBs) “work”? What does that mean and how would we know?
It turns out that evaluating IRB quality and effectiveness beyond superficial measurements related to compliance and efficiency is remarkably challenging. Nonetheless, it is essential to determining whether the system’s overall benefits outweigh its burdens, as well as what adjustments might be in order. In this lecture, Holly Fernandez Lynch will describe the problem and introduce several novel approaches currently being pursued by the Consortium to Advance Effective Research Ethics Oversight (AEREO).
Holly Fernandez Lynch, JD, MBe
John Russell Dickson, MD Presidential Assistant
Professor of Medical Ethics
Medical Ethics & Health Policy
Perelman School of Medicine