Learning Goal: I’m working on a communications question and need support to help
Learning Goal: I’m working on a communications question and need support to help me learn.
Question 1: In the reading for this week, “It’s like Tuskegee in reverse”: A case study of ethical tensions in institutional review board review of community-based participatory research, the authors state the following:
“The US Department of Health and Human Services’ IRB Guidebook says that human subjects are individuals whose physiological or behavioral characteristics and responses are the object of study in a research project. But the object of our study was to assess institutional practices within a community, not the responses of individuals within those institutions – a distinction the IRB dismissed as irrelevant but that we believe is worthy of further consideration because of the increasing interest in CBPR and the increasing influence of global institutions on local communities.”
Do you agree with the authors’ assertion? Why or why not?