Making participants feel validated is an important component
June 23, 2021
Like many of its counterparts, the IRB at New York State Psychiatric Institute (NYSPI) evaluates any complaint from a research participant on an individual, case-by-case basis. IRB Advisor spoke with Corinne Rogers, MS, CIP, NYSPI IRB director, to find out more about her research-related dispute procedures.
Data safety monitoring boards (DSMBs) have played a big role in delivering vaccines and treatments to the public faster in the past 18 months. DSMBs reviewed results and safety data of the various studies involving treatments and vaccines for COVID-19. IRB Advisor asked two scientists about how DSMB work has helped improve research protections during the pandemic.
Dozens of potential treatments for COVID-19 are under investigation: existing antiretrovirals, anti-malaria drugs, monoclonal antibodies, and Chinese traditional medicines among them. Additionally, companies are rapidly developing new drugs. But poorly designed studies subject patients to the risks of adverse events without learning if the intervention works.