On-Demand Webinar

Striking the Balance: Ethics, Inclusion, and Vulnerability in Research

U.S. regulations require additional protections for clinical trial participants representing vulnerable or marginalized groups.

The research community has also recently increased efforts to improve the inclusion of under-represented groups in trials.

Could these two causes be at odds?

Join Senior IRB Chair Director Luke Gelinas as he explores these ethical tensions. He also shares his empirical work on IRB practices and attitudes around vulnerability protections and the drive for more inclusive research.

Learning Objectives:

  • Outline why the regulations require additional protections for vulnerable populations
  • Describe why under-representation matters in clinical research
  • Discuss how IRBs and research professionals can work together to protect the vulnerable without excluding them 

Presented By

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Luke Gelinas


Senior IRB Chair Director


Nichelle Cobb


Senior Advisor for Strategic Initiatives

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Frank Conte


Vice President, Strategic Partnerships

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Who should watch?

This content applies to IRB professionals involved in reviewing research and overseeing IRB activities. It also applies to research professionals representing sponsors, CROs, and institutions who are involved in the planning, development, participant recruitment, and execution of clinical drug and device trials.

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DATE: June 17, 2021
Time: 1 pm ET | 10 am PT
Duration: 1 hour

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