The Community Outreach Manager:
There are a number of ways Community Outreach can support your recruitment efforts, from referrals to community leaders to assistance in accessing under-represented populations through participation in health fairs and other events. For consultation please contact the Community Outreach Manager, Juan Cotto at (206) 667-1246 or email@example.com.
NIH Guidelines & Requirements
Research involving volunteer participants must comply with the "NIH Guidelines on the Inclusion of Women and Minorities as Subjects in Clinical Research."
The following excerpts provide the key policy statements. Investigators should obtain full copies of the current amended Guidelines that were published in the NIH Guide. The policy of NIH is that women and members of minority groups and their subpopulations must be included in all NIH-supported biomedical and behavioral research projects involving human subjects in clinical research, unless a clear and compelling rationale and justification establishes inclusion is inappropriate with respect to the health of the subjects or the purpose of the research. Exclusion under other circumstances may be made based on a compelling rationale and justification. Cost is not an acceptable reason for exclusion except when the study would duplicate data from other sources. Women of childbearing potential should not be routinely excluded from participation in clinical research. This policy applies to research subjects of all ages.
The inclusion of women and members of minority groups and their subpopulations must be addressed in developing a research design appropriate to the scientific objectives of the study. In your funding proposal, you will need to describe the composition of the proposed study population in terms of gender and racial/ethnic group, and provide a rationale for selection of such subjects. In addition, you will need to include a description of the proposed outreach programs for recruiting women and minorities as participants.
Funding: Awards will not be made if the research project does not comply with this policy. In addition, awardees must report annually on enrollment of women and men, and on the race and ethnicity of research participants in the "5/01 Inclusion Enrollment Report Format Page (RTF or PDF )."
|The following resources compiled by Community Outreach are available to assist your efforts to recruit women and minorities for cancer-prevention research studies and clinical trials:|