The silent majority: Who speaks at IRB meetings

IRB: Ethics & Human Research 34 (4):15-20 (2012)
  Copy   BIBTEX


Institutional review boards are almost universally considered to be overworked and understaffed. They also require substantial commitments of time and resources from their members. Although some surveys report average IRB memberships of 15 people or more, federal regulations require only five. We present data on IRB meetings at eight of the top 25 academic medical centers in the United States funded by the National Institutes of Health. These data indicate substantial contributions from primary reviewers and chairs during protocol discussions but little from other members, which implies that it may be possible for smaller IRBs to accomplish the same tasks with no reduction in the quality of review



    Upload a copy of this work     Papers currently archived: 91,164

External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server

Through your library

Similar books and articles

No dignity in body worlds: A silent minority Speaks.Anita L. Allen - 2007 - American Journal of Bioethics 7 (4):24 – 25.
Silent Music.Andrew Kania - 2010 - Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 68 (4):343-353.
Special majorities rationalized.Robert E. Goodin & Christian List - 2006 - British Journal of Political Science 36 (2):213-241.
Silent Reading and Conceptual Confusion.James McGray - 2013 - Journal of Philosophical Research 38:323-332.
Majority voting on orders.Gilbert Laffond - 2000 - Theory and Decision 49 (3):249-287.
Majority Rule and Minority Rights.Jitendra Nath Sarker - 2006 - The Proceedings of the Twenty-First World Congress of Philosophy 2:169-173.
Order relations among efficient decision rules.Jacob Paroush - 1997 - Theory and Decision 43 (3):209-218.
Whole School Meetings and the Development of Radical Democratic Community.Michael Fielding - 2010 - Studies in Philosophy and Education 32 (2):123-140.


Added to PP

44 (#341,839)

6 months
2 (#1,114,623)

Historical graph of downloads
How can I increase my downloads?

Author's Profile

Robert Arnold
Nicolaus Copernicus University

References found in this work

No references found.

Add more references