Serve On Boards To Review And Monitor Clinical Trials


Members of your patient group can help review and monitor clinical trials by serving on Institutional Review Boards (IRBs) and Data Safety and Monitoring Boards (DSMBs). IRBs approve, monitor, and review biomedical and behavioral research involving humans to assure that appropriate steps are taken to protect the rights and welfare of human participants. DSMBs are independent groups of experts who monitor patient safety and treatment efficacy during clinical trials.


Institutional Review Board
Recommendation on IRB Membership and Definition of Non-scientist Human Health and Services (HHS) Office of Human Research (link)
Data Safety and Monitoring Board
Fact Sheet: Data Safety Monitoring Boards Global Advocacy for HIV Prevention (link)