FDA and HHS should improve institutional review board inspection practices, GAO says
The US Government Accountability Office has made four recommendations to the FDA and HHS to improve their oversight of institutional review boards’ (IRBs) own inspections of research studies, according to a new report.
IRBs are meant to keep a sharp eye on the ethics and safety of research studies involving human patients, from behavioral studies to clinical trials, including overseeing overall conduct and maintaining data integrity.
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