Imagine you are a member of your organization’s institutional review board (IRB) – the committee that is required to review proposed research studies, determine whether the studies ‘protocols are consistent with ethical research practice, and if ethical, approve them for implementation.
One of your assignments is to review a proposal from a researcher wanting to study the effectiveness of a new type of ventilation equipment in controlling airborne chemical exposures in nail salons. In this intervention research study, exposure of airborne chemical concentrations are monitored through personal breathing-zone sampling, a technique that requires participants to wear small air-sampling devices on their bodies throughout the workday.
The planned intervention includes the installation of ventilation equipment in the salon that is designed to extract airborne chemicals and thus reduce overall exposure. The researcher aims to recruit 12 nail salons. Six of the salons are located in a low-income area, while the other six are located in high-income areas.
The researcher has proposed the research protocol as such:
Please answer the following two questions based on the proposed research above. Please answer in a professional way as (IRB) are professional staff. Review the proposed study. Please write more towards the public health field. Use references to support your ideas, make these references APA 7 format and use in-text citations.
– First question #1 has to be 200-300 words, and question #2 250-300 words.
Note–Please try to be clear and professional in your ideas and writing.
Questions to Answer:
Answer question 1 in approximately 200-300 words, and question 2 in approximately 250-350 words; do so with one or more complete sentences; use correct spelling, grammar, and punctuation; and include reference citations in text and a References page in APA format.
1. Based on the provided protocol, you have concerns that there might be violations related to principles of ethical research practice as established in the Belmont Report (1979) – specifically, violations of respect for persons, beneficence, and justice. Briefly explain these violations using specific illustrations from the research protocol described above.
2. What suggestions would you make to this researcher to improve the research protocol and make it more ethically sound?
Imagine you are a member of your organization’s institutional review board (IRB) – the committee that is required to review proposed research studies, determine whether the studies ‘protocols are consistent with ethical research practice and if ethical, approve them for implementation.