Under The Poliscope: Bringing Science Policy Into Focus
June 21, 2016

Co-Authored by Carrie D. Wolinetz and Mike Lauer

Dr. Mike Lauer is the NIH Deputy Director for Extramural Research and blogs about NIH research funding policies and data at his blog, Open Mike.

Research involving human participants is key to improving public health and advancing medicine. Oversight of such research by institutional review boards (IRBs) both protects research participants  and promotes ethical science.  IRB review and approval is a critical step in initiating the start of a...