Workshops on human subject protection offered

The National Institutes of Health and the Food and Drug Administration are co-sponsoring a series of workshops on the responsibilities of researchers, institutional review boards (IRBs), and institutional officials for the protection of human subjects in research. Although the meetings are open to everyone, they will be of special interest to anyone currently serving or about to serve on an IRB.

The planned upcoming workshops and locations are listed below. For more information, please contact Darlene Marie Ross, Education Coordinator, Office for Protection from Research Risks, National Institutes of Health, 6100 Executive Blvd., Suite 3B01, MSC-7507, Rockville, MD 20892-7507. Tele phone: (301) 435-5648. Fax: (301) 402-0527. E-mail: dr20a@nih.gov.

Feb. 9-11, 2000. Houston. Privacy and Confidentiality in Clinical and Social Science Research: Myth or Reality. Sponsored by University of Texas at Houston and Prairie View A & M University in Prairie View, TX.

Spring 2000. Location TBD. Protection of Human Subjects: Involving Special Popula tions. Sponsored by Gallaudet University, Howard University and George Washington University, Washington, DC.

May 2000. Tampa, FL. Protection of Human Subjects: The Myth of Privacy and Confidentiality Explored. Sponsored by the University of South Florida in Tampa, the Indian Health Service in Albuquerque, NM, the University of Miami, and Florida A & M University in Tallahassee.

June 2000. Chicago. Protection of Human Subjects: The Myth of Privacy and Confidentiality Explored. Sponsored by Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Medical Center, Chicago.

August 2000. Portland, OR. Protection of Human Subjects: The Myth of Privacy and Confidentiality Explored. Sponsored by: Oregon Health Sciences, Portland; Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board; Indian Health Service, Albuquerque, NM.

Source: Office for Protection from Research Risks, Rockville, MD.