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Title An overprotective IRB?
Long Title An overprotective IRB?
Contributor/Contact Daniel T. Lackland, DRPH (lackland@musc.edu)
Contributor Details Daniel T. Lackland, DRPH
Department of Neurosciences
Institute of Human Values in Health Care
Medical University of South Carolina
19 Hagood Ave.
Charleston, SC 29403
Case Study Provided A PhD? candidate and former school teacher is doing research on the sexual practice attitudes of high school teachers.

The protocols involve the interviewing of active teachers regarding their attitudes and feeling regarding students, lust, etc. The topic is “hot” in the geographic area and will bring considerable exposure to the University.

The IRB has decided this is a full review. They have made recommendations including: 1] PI cannot be familiar with the teachers, 2] interviews cannot be recorded,3] consent must be reworded, and 4] interviews should be conducted anonymously separated by a curtain.

The IRB indicates they will consider the PI responses in 6 months. The IRB indicates these changes are recommended to “protect the subjects from harm”.

The PI realizes this will delay the study and data collection by nearly a year at this pace, and challenges the “protection from harm”, and this is an interview with consented subjects; many studies include subjects known to the PI; and there are no legal issues for this study.
Data Acquisition, Management, Sharing and Ownership Topics No Data acquisition_management_sharing and ownership Topics
Mentor and Trainee Responsibilities Topics No mentor and trainee responsibilities topics
Publication Practices and Responsible Authorship Topics No publication practices and responsible authorship topics
Peer Review Topics No peer review topics
Collaborative Science Topics

Research Misconduct Topics
Studying taboo_controversial or politically sensitive research topics
Conflicts of Interest, Law and Policy Topics No conflicts of interest_law_and policy topics
Human Subjects Human subjects research

URL https://sctr.musc.edu/
RCR Keyword Intellectual Work, Ideas
Other RCR Keywords Can’t Record Interviews; Consent Must be Reworded; Data Collection; Delay the Study; High School Teachers; Interviewing; Interviews have to be Anonymous; IRB Full Review; No Legal Issues; PhD? Candidate; PI; Protect the Subjects from Harm; Protocols; Research; Sexual Practice Attitudes
Type of Case

Source for Topic Areas Du Bois, J., & Dueker, J. (2009). Teaching and Assessing the Responsible Conduct of Research: A Delphi Consensus Panel Report. Journal of Research Administration, 40(1), 49-70.


Topic revision: r2 - 12 Nov 2011 - 16:16:22 - MarkYarborough
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