The ‘Real World’ of IRB Review: Ethical and Practical Challenges in Studying Research Ethics Oversight
February 20, 2018
Through the process of ethical review, institutional review boards (IRBs) help to protect human subjects and uphold the integrity of the research enterprise. But how much do we actually know about the people, relationships, and practices that constitute the real world of IRB review? And how much do we need to know in order to judge whether IRBs are serving as good stewards of the research enterprise?