ter accountability within programs by adding a standard to explicitly establish and identify who is accountable for specific protection functions.
Because the Research ERB is responsible solely for the protection of research participants, it should not be held accountable for matters of institutional interest such as risk-management and the resolution of conflicts of interest. Therefore, these issues should be referred to the research organization’s management for resolution or delegation.
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"6 Improving Human Research Participant Protection Program Performance and Clarifying Roles."
Responsible Research: A Systems Approach to Protecting Research Participants.
Washington, DC: The National Academies Press, 2002.
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