FIGURE 3.2. Content Knowledge Intrinsic to Human Research Ethics.

FIGURE 3.2Content Knowledge Intrinsic to Human Research Ethics

The requisite expertise, or “specialized knowledge,” which the committee believes should be available to (or preferably found within) the membership of a Research ERB can be broken down into various levels of familiarity with the topics listed above. The depth of knowledge necessary in the particular areas correlates to the position of the issue within the pyramid, moving from the base to the top tier.

From: 3, Back to Basics: Scientific, Conflict of Interest, and Ethical Review of Research Protocols

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Responsible Research: A Systems Approach to Protecting Research Participants.
Institute of Medicine (US) Committee on Assessing the System for Protecting Human Research Participants; Federman DD, Hanna KE, Rodriguez LL, editors.
Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); 2002.
Copyright © 2003, National Academy of Sciences.

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