Start Date

24-3-2010 3:00 PM

End Date

24-3-2010 6:00 PM

Description

• Cluster-randomized trials (CRTs) commonly used in education, public health, healthcare and social sciences
• Groups of individuals randomly assigned to receive one of 2 (or more) comparator interventions
• Effect of interventions evaluated after collecting data from individual group members
• Ethics guidelines developed for oversight of research enrolling individual subjects
• Little specific guidance for ethical conduct of CRTs
• Lack of guidance may lead to variability in ethics reviews between jurisdictions and over time


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Researchers’ Views on Ethical Challenges in Healthcare Cluster-randomized Trials

• Cluster-randomized trials (CRTs) commonly used in education, public health, healthcare and social sciences
• Groups of individuals randomly assigned to receive one of 2 (or more) comparator interventions
• Effect of interventions evaluated after collecting data from individual group members
• Ethics guidelines developed for oversight of research enrolling individual subjects
• Little specific guidance for ethical conduct of CRTs
• Lack of guidance may lead to variability in ethics reviews between jurisdictions and over time