Publications and Completed Projects

If you cannot access the AEREO publications below and are unable to request access through your institution, please email Holly Fernandez Lynch to receive a PDF.

  1. Fernandez Lynch H, Hurley EA, Taylor HA. Responding to the Call to Meaningfully Assess Institutional Review Board Effectiveness. JAMA. June 23, 2023, online first.
  2. Nicholls SG, Taylor HA, James R, Anderson EE, Friesen P, Schonfeld T, Summers EI. A cross sectional survey of recruitment practices, supports, and perceived roles for unaffiliated and non-scientist members of IRBs. AJOB Empirical Bioethics. 2023, online first.
  3. Anderson E, Hurley EA, Serpico K, Johnson A, Rowe J, Singleton M, Bierer BE, Cholka B, Chaudhari S, & Fernandez Lynch H. Engaging key stakeholders to overcome barriers to studying the quality of research ethics oversight. Research Ethics. 2023;19(1):62-77.
  4. Fernandez Lynch H, Taylor HA. How do accredited organizations evaluate the quality and effectiveness of their human research protection programs? AJOB Empirical Bioethics. 2023; 14(1):23-37.
  5. Gelinas L, Strauss DH, Chen Y, Ahmed HR, Kirby A, Friesen P, Bierer BE. Protecting the Vulnerable and Including the Under-Represented: IRB Practices and Attitudes. Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics. 2022, online first.
  6. Serpico K, Rahimzadeh V, Gelinas L, Hartsmith L, Fernandez Lynch H, Anderson EE. Institutional review board use of outside experts: A national survey. AJOB Empirical Bioethics. 2022;13(4):251-262.
  7. Serpico K, Rahimzadeh V, Anderson EE, Gelinas L, Fernandez Lynch H. Institutional review board use of outside experts: What do we know? Ethics & Human Research. 2022;44:26-32.
  8. Fernandez Lynch H, Eriksen W, Clapp JT. “We measure what we can measure”: Struggles in defining and evaluating institutional review board quality. Social Science & Medicine. 2022;292:114614.
  9. Seykora A, Coleman C, Rosenfeld SJ, Bierer BE, Fernandez Lynch H. Steps toward a system of IRB precedent: Piloting approaches to summarizing IRB decisions for future use. Ethics & Human Research. 2021;43(6):2-18.
  10. Taylor HA, Serpico S, Fernandez Lynch H, Baumann J, Anderson EE. A Snapshot of U.S. IRB Review of COVID-19 Research in the Early Pandemic. J Clin & Trans Sci. 2021;5(1):e205.
  11. Hurley EA, Taylor HA, Kornetsky S, Singleton MK. AEREO member approaches to the common rule's key information requirement. 2020; online resource.
  12. Fernandez Lynch H, Abdirisak M, Bogia M, Clapp J. Evaluating the quality of research ethics review and oversight: A systematic analysis of quality assessment instruments. AJOB Empirical Bioethics. 2020;11(4):208-222.
  13. Fernandez Lynch H, Nicholls S, Meyer MN, Taylor HA (on behalf of the Consortium to Advance Effective Research Ethics Oversight). Of parachutes and participant protection: Moving beyond quality to advance effective research ethics oversight. J Emp Res Hum Res Ethics. 2019;14(3):190-96.

Additional publications of interest

These publications have not been developed under the auspices of AEREO but include AEREO members and have relevance to our work.