Over the course of the next twelve months, the planning committee will hold biweekly conference calls. The workshop itself will allocate time for public comments to be received. The workshop will be a one-day public meeting that will focus on identifying the causes for the underrepresentation of racial and ethnic minorities in clinical trials, describing the barriers to increasing participation in clinical trials for members of racial and ethnic minorities, and discuss ways to address these barriers. The workshop will also identify potential strategies and practices to improve the recruitment and retention of racial and ethnic minorities into clinical trials.

Public Health Relevance

An ad hoc committee of the Institute of Medicine (IOM) will conduct a one day public workshop to focus on the underrepresentation of racial and ethnic minorities in clinical trials. Specifically, the planning committee will have biweekly conference calls to plan the workshop. The workshop, which will be open to the public, will (a) identify the causes for the underrepresentation of racial and ethnic minorities in clinical trials, (b) describe the barriers to greater participation for members of racial and ethnic minority groups in clinical trials, (c) discuss ways to address these barriers, and (d) identify potential strategies and practices to improve the recruitment and retention of racial and ethnic minority group members into clinical trials.

Agency
National Institute of Health (NIH)
Institute
Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
Type
Conference (R13)
Project #
1R13FD005318-01
Application #
8892485
Study Section
Special Emphasis Panel (ZFD1-SRC (99))
Project Start
2014-09-12
Project End
2015-08-31
Budget Start
2014-09-12
Budget End
2015-08-31
Support Year
1
Fiscal Year
2014
Total Cost
Indirect Cost
Name
National Academy of Sciences
Department
Type
DUNS #
041964057
City
Washington
State
DC
Country
United States
Zip Code
20418