What is the protocol for conducting research?

What is a research protocol? A protocol includes a background which summarises the evidence about the issue in the literature and provides a justification for doing the study. It describes the participants and the inclusion and exclusion criteria, as well as how they will be recruited.

What is treatment protocol?

(PROH-tuh-KOL) A detailed plan of a scientific or medical experiment, treatment, or procedure. In clinical trials, it states what the study will do, how it will be done, and why it is being done.

What does a research protocol look like?

The protocol should outline the rationale for the study, its objective, the methodology used and how the data will be managed and analysed. It should highlight how ethical issues have been considered, and, where appropriate, how gender issues are being addressed.

What is a protocol violation?

Protocol violations are any unapproved changes, deviations or departures from the study design or procedures of a research project that are under the investigator’s control and that have not been reviewed and approved by the IRB.

What happens if you violate IRB?

Depending upon the nature and seriousness of the non-compliance activity, the IRB may take the following actions: Require a response from the investigator with a plan for corrective actions. Require the investigator to complete additional human participants protection training. Initiate audits of the active protocols.

What is a protocol violation in clinical trials?

Protocol violation. A divergence from the protocol that materially (a) reduces the quality or completeness of the data, (b) makes the Informed Consent Form inaccurate, or (c) impacts a subject’s safety, rights, or welfare.

What can be done to try to reduce the number of protocol violations?

Steps to prevent protocol violations can well be initiated during the protocol development phase by carefully avoiding inconsistent information in different parts of the protocol, and by clearly defining the requirements and recommendations in line with the current medical practice.

What are major protocol deviations?

Major Protocol Deviations: A deviation that affects safety of subjects is regarded as a major protocol deviation. Minor Protocol Deviation: A deviation that does not affect the safety of subjects is regarded as a minor protocol deviation.

What information is exchanged during the informed consent process?

Informed consent is a process of information exchange about the research including reviewing eligibility or recruitment materials with the subject, reviewing the informed consent document, answering questions, and checking for subject understanding.