How to conduct human subjects research

Research discoveries made in the laboratory or patient bedside must be validated for safety and efficacy before they can be implemented for widespread patient use.  It is important that such studies be performed ethically and humanely, while following both national and international guidelines.  This talk will introduce concepts important for designing, implementing, and monitoring research protocols involving human subjects.

Nan C Regina is the Director of Human Subject Research Protection (HSRP) at Northeastern University.  The office of HSRP is responsible for educating members of the university community about the ethical principles guiding human subject research, providing assistance to students, faculty and staff in obtaining approval for teaching and research activities under those guidelines, ensuring university-wide compliance with federal, state and university statutes and regulations relating to the protection of human subject, and providing central administration to the Northeastern University Institutional Review Board (IRB).