VoICE:  Valid Informed Consent Education Program

How do we ensure that the signature on the document represents a truly informed study participant?  Verifying individuals are able to make an informed decision when deciding whether or not to enroll in a research study is a cornerstone of conducting ethical...

What Are Research Risks?

Given the recent controversy of the SUPPORT study and the upcoming HHS Public Meeting on risks of standard of care research, we thought it would be an appropriate time to review the regulatory requirements regarding research risk. The federal human subjects...

Flexibility Coalition

The Flexibility Coalition consists of institutions from across the nation who have achieved a more flexible approach to increasingly burdensome federal requirements, by finding simpler ways of reviewing studies. The freedom to be compliant yet flexible, is permitted...