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<p>It is a common critical observation in human research that IRBs operate in a sort of &ldquo;black box,&rdquo; making decisions that could greatly affect a general public that remains largely oblivious of their role and function.&nbsp;This default ought to change toward transparency, both for the good of the research community and to be in line with the increasing calls for publishing research results, reporting all clinical trial data, and sharing consent forms, experts say.</p>

Calls for IRB Transparency in a Closed-Door System

Transparency ‘benefits would outweigh the cost’