NIH GUIDE, Volume 22, Number 6, February 12, 1993

P.T. 42


  Human Subjects Policy 

National Institutes of Health

Food and Drug Administration

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Food and Drug

Administration (FDA) are continuing to sponsor a series of workshops

on responsibilities of researchers, Institutional Review Boards

(IRBs), and institutional officials for the protection of human

subjects in research.  The workshops are open to everyone with an

interest in research involving human subjects.  The meetings should

be of special interest to those persons currently serving or about to

begin serving as a member of an IRB.  Issues discussed at these

workshops are relevant to all other Public Health Service agencies.

The current schedule includes the following:


DATES:  February 12 and 13, 1993


Sheraton Tempe Mission Palms Hotel

60 East 5th Street

Tempe, AZ  85281

Telephone:  (602) 894-1400


Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ


Ms. Carol Jablonski, IRB Coordinator

Office of the Assistant Vice President for Research

Arizona State University

Tempe, AZ  85287-3403

Telephone:  (602) 965-6788

TITLE:  Contemporary Issues in Human Subject Research:  Challenges

for Today's IRBs

DESCRIPTION:  This program is designed to be a practical working

session to explore contemporary issues in human subjects protection

including regulations and assurances, categorization of research

protocols, uses of special populations, experimental design and

scientific merit, fetal tissue research, ethical/legal issues in

human subjects research, and conflict of interest.  As appropriate,

topics will be discussed from the perspective of the clinical

researcher and the behavioral/social science researcher. Issues will

be discussed in a panel format with ample time for audience

questions.  An outstanding faculty has been assembled.

This program should be of interest to researchers in clinical

medicine and the behavioral and social sciences. Institutional Review

Board members, university and hospital administrators, lawyers,

ethicists, health care practitioners, students, and other persons

with interests in human subject protection issues.


DATES:  February 28 thru March 2, 1993


San Luis Hotel

5222 Seawall Boulevard

Galveston, TX  77551

Telephone:  1(800)-392-5937


The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

Galveston, TX  77555-1311


E. Ray Stinson, Ph.D.

Office of Sponsored Programs-Academic

The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

Galveston, TX  77555-1311

Telephone:  (409)-772-3482

TITLE:  The Ethics of Clinical Research on Human Subjects:  Facing

the 21st Century


DATES:  May 20 and 21, 1993


Sheraton Hotel

Anchorage, AK


University of Alaska - Anchorage, Anchorage, AK

Northwest Indian College, Bellingham, WA

Indian Health Services, Tucson, AZ


Mrs. Ann Howell

Coordinator of Conferences and Institutes University

2221 East Northern Lights, Suite 205

Anchorage, AK  99508

Telephone:  (907) 278-8821

TITLE:  Research Benefits and Risks to Individuals and Communities:

Legal and Ethical Perspectives

DESCRIPTION:  This conference will explore the legal and ethical

perspectives of social and biomedical research.  Protecting the

individual rights of human research subjects is of prime concern, but

so is protecting the rights of communities of individuals.  This is

especially true for indigenous peoples.  The conference is designed

to be of interest to social and biomedical researchers, IRB members,

students, agency personnel, indigenous peoples, and others interested

in the rights of individuals and communitites.  Opportunities for

informal discussion and exchange will supplement the panel and

breakout group format.  Reports from the simultaneous group sessions

will be made.


For information regarding these workshop and future NIH/FDA National

Human Subjects Protection Workshops, contact:

Ms. Darlene Marie Ross

Office for Protection from Research Risks

National Institutes of Health

Building 31, Room 5B59

Bethesda, MD  20892

Telephone:  (301) 496-8101


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