Seminar Series - Vulnerability in Research with Human Participants

June 7, 2022 - 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

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Some research participants are members of specifically identified and protected vulnerable research participant populations (such as children, pregnant women, and prisoners) and other groups of individuals entitled to special safeguards (such as those who are cognitively impaired or economically or educationally disadvantaged). This seminar will discuss what vulnerability means in the context of recruiting and enrolling participants and focus on the kinds of vulnerability that may exist in research although not explicitly described in the regulations.

IRBMED and IRB-HSBS are co-hosting this seminar and are pleased to have U-M researchers, Professors Sunghee Lee and Robert Hymes, and Clinical Research Project Manager Jaimie Ziolkowski as presenters to share how they evaluate the circumstances under which research participants are being asked to consent and provide additional safeguards for those who may be vulnerable in some way. IRBMED and IRB-HSBS leadership will also participate in this important discussion to address vulnerability in the context of research.