National Guidelines Regarding Human Subjects’ Research
To prepare for this course project submission, read Protection of Human Subjects published by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. This document outlines the National guidelines regarding the protection of human subjects used in research.
Institutional Review Boards (IRBs)
As part of the case study, imagine that the hospital that was just acquired (the one you have been researching) is currently doing research or will be doing research in the future in conjunction with the parent hospital. Analyze how these guidelines should be implemented at the hospital that was just acquired (the one you have been researching) to make sure the practices are consistent between the two sites and explain the role the IRB plays in the process.
For example, would you create policies and procedures, offer training, create a handbook, or provide some other way to integrate these guidelines into the facility? Maybe the hospital you are researching already has these guidelines in place so your analysis will focus on making sure the practices are the same between sites.
Submit a rough draft of your course project. The rough draft should be approximately 6-10 pages in length not including the title page and references.