EEB 180: Genetic Engineering in Developing Countries


Issues with IRB review in developing countries


Contents


Background

 

Issues with IRB review specific to developing countries


IRB principles at UCLA:

IRB issues specific to developing countries:

Case study:

 

Does the IRB process provide adequate protection for international research collaborations?


Potential failures of the system:

Problems with collaborative research at Harvard School of Public Health:

Problems with collaborative research at UCLA:

Questions:

Problems with collaborative research in developing countries:

Questions:

 

Is the IRB process for international research "overly-legalistic"?


Gilman and Garcia (2004) argue that "overly-legalistic" IRBs are reducing the amoung of research done in developing countries:

Suggest a balance between:

Complaint that IRB members in developed countries have little understanding of the local issues in developing coutries:

Complaint that time delays due to the slow IRB process can prevent beneficial research being conducted in developing countries:

Advice:

Questions:

 

The future of IRB committees in developing countries


Challenges:

IRBs are often funded externally:

IRB bureaucracy needs to be efficient and inexpensive:

IRBs in the Carribean:

IRBs in India:

IRBs in Latin America:

Questions:

 

Should US IRB rules always be adhered to in developing countries?

Questions:

 

References