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Research Ethics in Native Communities

Posted by on June 14th, 2017 Posted in: Minority Health Concerns


When the National Institutes of Health provided training on updated Institutional Review Board (IRB) requirements, an unexpected outcome occurred. Those participating in the training realized that while rules for the protection of human subjects focus on individual privacy, rights and welfare, little was included to address the needs of communities and the benefits of research to those communities. Additional language regarding research activities with tribal communities addresses these concerns and acknowledges tribal authority over research activities. Read more on the HHS blog.

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Medical Librarian, Network Outreach Coordinator, NN/LM, PNR. I work for a network of libraries and organizations with an interest in health information.

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