Making Clinical Research Inclusive: Strategies to Include the LGBTQIA+ Community in Research Trials
In the last few years there has been an increase in attention to and awareness of the long-standing problems with diversity and the inclusion of under-represented populations in clinical research. Much of the work and discussion about diversity has focused on the important issues around racial and ethnic diversity, but there are other aspects of diversity we need to consider as well.
In this paper, we will talk about why it is important to collect information in clinical research studies about gender identity and sexual orientation and will discuss specific ideas for making studies inclusive of and respectful to the LGTBQIA+ community.
WCG IRB provides the highest quality ethical reviews of clinical research protocols and studies with more than 50 years of experience and more than 200 members on its AAHRPP-accredited boards. Since 2000, WCG IRB has also provided IBC administration and review services to nearly 800 institutions and evaluated more than 400 human gene transfer protocols.