NRC Staff Contact:
Manu Sharma, Senior Program Assistant, 202-334-1747
Jeanne Rivard, Senior Program Officer, 202-334-2967
Revisions to the “Common Rule” in Relation to Behavioral and Social Sciences Workshop
National Academy of Science (NAS) Building
2101 Constitution Ave NW
Thursday March 21
8:15 a.m. Registration
8:45 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Workshop Sessions 1-4
Friday March 22
8:15 a.m. Registration
8:45 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Workshop Sessions 5-6
? View the agenda for the workshop.
? View the Webcast of this event.
This 2-day workshop addressed prospective revisions to the Common Rule for the protection of human subjects in research that are of particular relevance to the behavioral and social sciences. Topic areas included: review of the evidence, types and levels of risks and harms, consent process and special populations, data use and sharing, multi-site and international studies, and IRB purview and roles.
All powerpoints from the workshop can be viewed by session and speaker below.
Session 1: Review of the Evidence
Session 2: Risks and Harms
- Richard Campbell, University Illinois at Chicago, Institute for Health Research and Policy (Discussion of the issues in the context of research on aging, health, racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic disparities; and suggestions for calibrating levels of review to levels of risk)
- Brian Mustanski, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine (Discussion of issues in the context of sexuality and health research with LGBT youth; participants' appraisals of risk and benefits in behavioral and social science research)
- Steven Breckler, American Psychological Association (Discussion of the issues in the context of broader perspective of the behavioral and psychological sciences, providing a framework for assessing rish of harm, and critiquing the ANPRM proposals for calibrating level of review to the level of risk)
- Charles Plott, California Institute of Technology (Discussion of the nature of risks in relation to economic, decision, and political sciences)
Session 3: Consent Process and Special Populations
- Sally Powers, University of Massachusetts, Amherst (Discussion of the issues in the context of research on biopsychosocial factors hypothesized to contribute to depression in family systems; particular focus on "complex consents")
- Roxanne Cohen Silver, University of California Irvine (Discussion of the issues in the context of research on factors, effects, beliefs, and predictors of disaster and trauma; with particular focus on the process of consent, versus the form, to protect participants and advance research that can take place during or immediately after traumatic events)
- Celia Fisher, Fordham University, Center for Ethics Education (Discussion of the issues in the context of research with the biospecimens; and addressing issues related to the various forms of consent for different types of research)
Session 4: Data Use and Sharing and Technological Advancements
Session 5: Multi-disciplinary and Multi-site Studies
Session 6: Purview and Roles of Institutional Review Boards
Prior Common Rule Events:
Planning Meeting: A two day planning meeting was held in DC January 14-15, 2013 to gather information.
View the agenda for the January 14th, 2013 open meeting.
View the public agenda for the January 15th, 2013meeting.