Posted by ImproveCareNow on July 01, 2012
Marsolo, K (2012). Approaches to Facilitate Institutional Review Board. Med Care 50, pg. s77-81.
Gaining Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval for a multicenter research study can be a lengthy and time-consuming process. It can increase the complexity of consent forms, decreasing patient understanding and lowering recruitment numbers. It also leads to increased costs through the duplication of effort.