IRB Review and Qualitative Research: Challenges and Strategies of Applying Biomedically-focused Regulations to Qualitative Methods
IRB requirements can sometimes feel like an ill-fitting hat for qualitative researchers, but that doesn’t mean that IRB review must always be a headache. During this talk, learn about:
Adrienne Meyer, MPA, CIP, is the Assistant Director for Researcher Support in the Human Subjects Division at the University of Washington. Adrienne is a regulatory specialist and frequent lecturer on issues associated with regulatory compliance in a broad spectrum of research disciplines. Adrienne has been at the UW for nearly 20 years and has worked in many capacities with researchers from nearly every department and research discipline: from behavioral research with young children to first-in-human chemotherapy trials. She was recently a member of the Research on Medical Practices (ROMP) Ethics study team, which applied qualitative methods to understand patient preferences for research consent.
- IRB requirements and how they pertain to qualitative research;
- The IRB review process at UW;
- Strategies for a successful IRB review;
- How upcoming changes to federal regulations may impact qualitative research.