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vulnerable populations

Individuals and groups of people in need of special protections in research studies, particularly during the consent process. These populations include, but are not limited to, individuals such as children, pregnant women, prisoners, and those with physical, economic, or educational disadvantages.

Barthalomew Wilson Social Mobilization, Communication and Community Engagement Co-Lead, Partnership for Research on Ebola Virus in Liberia (PREVAIL)

Successful research is based on educating local communities in ways that respect their cultural norms and bring them into partnership...

Moira Keane, MA, CIP Executive Director, HRPP (retired), University of Minnesota

Communication between all the stakeholders in research is crucial for consistent progress. Relationships intersect seemingly separate worlds: institutional, cultural, academic,...

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