The IRB recently revised its webpage guidance for investigators to use when proposing compensation for research participants for their time or travel or be offered in-kind compensation for their participation in human subject use research. This compensation is outlined in a human subjects use application submitted to the IRB for review.
The guidance update includes:
- a clarified definition of what is considered compensation for participants;
- how to describe investigator methods to avoid undue influence or prevent coercion; and
- what vulnerable populations require safeguards and protections when office a payment for participating in a research study.
This link contains the full list of IRB Special topics; click on this page for specifics related to participant compensation.
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