NIH GUIDE, Volume 23, Number 20, May 27, 1994

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:  July 11, 12, 13, 1994

Mall of American Grand Hotel, Bloomington, MN

University of Minnesota of Minneapolis, Minneapolis, MN
American Indian Health Care Association, St. Paul, MN
Indian Health Service, Albuquerque, NM
Office of Research on Minority Health, NIH, Bethesda, MD

Office of Continuing Medical Education
University of Minnesota
Radisson Hotel Metrodome, Suite 107
615 Washington Avenue, SE
Minneapolis, MN  55414
Telephone:  (612) 626-7600 or (800) 776-8636

TITLE:  Contemporary Issues on Existing and New Research Guidelines
on Women and Minority Groups:  Special Emphasis on American Indians

DESCRIPTION:  The Conference will examine existing NIH research
guidelines, and discuss contemporary issues in the research
environment.  There will be IRB training, conference participants
will be in small mock IRBs to review three protocols, with
facilitation by experienced IRB staff.  The Conference will examine
how protecting American Indian individuals and communities by IRBs
and community participation:  (1) increases research benefit, (2)
decreases research risk, and (3) improves quality of the research.
Because Native (American Indian and Canadian First Nation) people are
covered by the new NIH guidelines about inclusion of women and
minorities in research, the Conference will also examine that policy
in depth.  The focus on Native communities and volunteers will
illuminate how the new Guidelines, current IRB regulations, and
community involvement fit together in practice.


For further information regarding these workshops or future NIH/FDA
National Human Subject Protections Workshops, contact:

Ms. Darlene M. Ross
Office for Protection from Research Risks
National Institutes of Health
Building 31, Room 5B63
Bethesda, MD  20892
Telephone:  (301) 496-8101


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