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AAHRPP Advance, October 23, 2018
AAHRPP featuring work by Holly Fernandez Lynch (Former Executive Director) and colleagues


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What are the outcomes of an effective HRPP? Can they be empirically evaluated—and, if so, can that data help drive best practices? Those are just some of the questions being tackled by the Consortium to Advance Effective Research Ethics Oversight (AEREO), a project launched in May that is bringing experts in human research protections together to help assess and improve human research protection programs (HRPPs) and institutional review boards (IRBs). AEREO is the brainchild of Holly Fernandez Lynch, JD, MBE, an academic attorney-bioethicist and the John Russell Dickson, MD, Presidential Assistant Professor of Medical Ethics at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine. Her research seeks to evaluate how well HRPPs and IRBs achieve their ethical objectives, and to identify ways to improve HRPP and IRB effectiveness.

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