Community-based participatory research (CBPR) brings members of the community into a study as partners who are involved with subject recruitment, study design, informed consent, and other aspects of research. Community partners can include tribal councils, religious organizations, neighborhood groups, and other social organizations.
The agencys Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM), released in November, expands clinical trial registration and reporting guidelines for clinical trials that are required to register with ClinicalTrials.gov under the U.S. Food and Drug Administration Amendments Act (FDAAA).
Blogs, message boards, and patient communities are being used not only by patients, but also by research participants. In some cases, this reveals whether or not a participant is taking actual medication or placebos, compromising the studys validity.
IRB Advisor asked Diana T. Chingos, MS, MFA, executive director of the Noreen Fraser Foundation in Los Angeles, to tell readers a little more about herself and her hopes and goals for the Secretarys Advisory Committee on Human Research Protections (SACHRP), to which she was appointed in October 2014.