Paying Clinical Trials Subjects: Deconstructing the Most Important Ethical & Practical Considerations

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Paying Clinical Trials Subjects: Deconstructing the Most Important Ethical & Practical Considerations

MARCH
20

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 · 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. ET

If you’re involved in conducting clinical trials in any way, you’re certain about one thing: There is tremendous uncertainty in regard to the appropriate parameters for paying clinical trial subjects. What are appropriate real-world ethical and regulatory considerations that impact payment offers? How are reasonable payment offers to clinical trial participants designed? The research community continues to debate these issues with seemingly no clear-cut answers in sight. You need clarity — not in the distant future — now.

This webinar will systematically review the thorny area of paying subjects in clinical trials — and the particular issues involved in pediatric and geriatric research — to enable you to determine if, when and how to compensate your research subjects. You’ll find out what the regulators think you should be doing — what’s ethical and what’s legal.

In just 90 minutes, from the comfort of your own office, you can take a deep dive into the murky waters of paying subjects in clinical trials and emerge with a fuller understanding of the ethical and practical considerations involved in this critical area of clinical research. Save the date, March 20, 2018, to hear one of the leading authorities on clinical trial subject payment and protection explain the ethical and practical issues.

Here’s what you’ll hear during this interactive session:

  • Reasons to pay research participants, in regard to fairness and the role that payment plays in facilitating recruitment.
  • Ethical and other concerns about offering payment, including the risk of undue influence and the possibility that payment might motivate deception about eligibility.
  • Current practices regarding payment of research participants, such as payment rates and frequency of payment in various types of clinical research.
  • Methods of calculating payment amounts, including distinguishing different reasons for offering payment (such as reimbursement, compensation for time, or recruitment incentive).
  • Understanding the legal, practical and ethical standards for clinical trial subjects.

Take advantage of this timely presentation to learn the nuances of paying clinical trial subjects and the role payment might play in facilitating recruitment and retention. And, most importantly, learn how to design payment offers in ways that are attentive to the constraints imposed by regulations and ethical considerations.

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Who Will Benefit?

This session is appropriate for professionals who are involved in clinical trials, including individuals holding these job titles:

  • Patient and patient advocacy representative
  • IRB members
  • IRB administrators
  • Clinical project manager
  • Clinical research associate
  • Clinical research team member
  • Biosafety professional
  • Biometrics specialist
  • Data management specialist
  • Medical ethicist

Meet Your Presenter:

Luke Gelinas, PhD., Senior Researcher with Petrie-Flom Center at Harvard Law School is the lead member of a working group dedicated to clarifying regulatory and ethical issues around paying subjects and facilitating investigator proposal and IRB review of payment offers. Gelinas joined the Petrie-Flom Center in 2015 as the first Petrie-Flom Fellow in Research Ethics.