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AuthorMakhoul, Jihad
AuthorEl-Alti, Leila
AuthorQutteina, Yara
AuthorNasrallah, Catherine
AuthorSakr, Carol
AuthorNakkash, Rima
AuthorAlali, Khalid
Available date2016-04-21T14:44:36Z
Publication Date2014-11
Publication NameJournal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics
CitationMakhoul, J., El-Alti, L., Qutteina, Y., Nasrallah, C., Sakr, C., Nakkash, R., Alali, K. "Protecting" or "policing": Academic researchers' view of IRBs in an arab context (2014) Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics, 9 (5), pp. 25-35.
ISSN1556-2646 (Print)
ISSN1556-2654 (Online)
URIhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1556264614553170
URIhttp://hdl.handle.net/10576/4427
AbstractA recent surge of research universities and human subjects research funding in the Arab world raises concerns about applied research ethics and oversight. In-depth interviews conducted with 52 researchers in Lebanon and Qatar about their research conduct and the problems they face while conducting it indicate that although researchers admit to the added value of institutional review board (IRB) functions, the researchers have several complaints, such as rigid and contextually insensitive requirements, delays, and inadequate resources at IRBs, and a lack of outreach and effective communication with researchers. The study discusses these challenges pointing to the need for socioculturally adaptive regulations and forms and strengthening outreach and communication between IRBs and their users to improve ethical practices. Implications for future research are also presented.
SponsorNPRP Grant 4-079-3-030 from the Qatar National Research Fund (a member of Qatar Foundation).
Languageen
PublisherSAGE Publications Inc.
SubjectArab world
SubjectChallenges
SubjectHumans subjects research
Subjectinstitutional review board (IRB)
SubjectQualitative methods
SubjectResearch ethics
SubjectResearchers' experience
Title"Protecting" or "policing": Academic researchers' view of IRBs in an arab context
TypeArticle
Pagination25-35
Issue Number5
Volume Number9


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