• IRB: ETHICS & HUMAN RESEARCH

Strengthening Capacity for Human Research Protections: A Joint Initiative of Yale University, CIDIEM, and UniValle

As an international IRB collaboration project, we set out to develop an approach to enhance the understanding of issues related to the conduct of human research with an international partner. While the larger project included two specific aims, the activities supporting the first aim are addressed in this paper—specifically, human research protection program capacity strengthening in Cali, Colombia, through the development of an infrastructure that supports the conduct of human research with appropriate protection of subjects and access to new resources at the international site.

Key words/concepts: institutional review boards; research oversight; IRB decision-making; federalwide assurance (FWA); human research protection program (HRPP); international human subjects research; IRB collaborations

Sandra L. Alfano, Laura E. Piedrahita, Kathleen T. Uscinski, and Gloria I. Palma, “Strengthening Capacity for Human Research Protections: A Joint Initiative of Yale University, CIDEIM, and UniValle,” IRB: Ethics & Human Research 34, no. 5 (2012): 16-20.