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IRB practices and policies regarding the secondary research use of biospecimens

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Medical Ethics, May 2015
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Title
IRB practices and policies regarding the secondary research use of biospecimens
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BMC Medical Ethics, May 2015
DOI 10.1186/s12910-015-0020-1
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Aaron J Goldenberg, Karen J Maschke, Steven Joffe, Jeffrey R Botkin, Erin Rothwell, Thomas H Murray, Rebecca Anderson, Nicole Deming, Beth F Rosenthal, Suzanne M Rivera

Abstract

As sharing and secondary research use of biospecimens increases, IRBs and researchers face the challenge of protecting and respecting donors without comprehensive regulations addressing the human subject protection issues posed by biobanking. Variation in IRB biobanking policies about these issues has not been well documented. This paper reports on data from a survey of IRB Administrative Directors from 60 institutions affiliated with the Clinical and Translation Science Awards (CTSAs) about their policies and practices regarding secondary use and sharing of biospecimens. Specifically, IRB ADs were asked about consent for future use of biospecimens, assignment of risk for studies using biobanked specimens, and sharing of biospecimens/data. Our data indicate that IRBs take varying approaches to protocol review, risk assessment, and data sharing, especially when specimens are not anonymized. Unclear or divergent policies regarding biospecimen research among IRBs may constitute a barrier to advancing genetic studies and to inter-institutional collaboration, given different institutional requirements for human subjects protections.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 1 3%
Netherlands 1 3%
Unknown 29 94%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 8 26%
Professor 5 16%
Other 4 13%
Student > Master 3 10%
Student > Ph. D. Student 2 6%
Other 5 16%
Unknown 4 13%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 8 26%
Social Sciences 5 16%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 5 16%
Nursing and Health Professions 3 10%
Neuroscience 2 6%
Other 2 6%
Unknown 6 19%

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