Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

AEREO: The Consortium to Advance Effective Research Ethics Oversight

Publications and Completed Projects

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1. 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. 
2. 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.
3. Hurley EA, Taylor HA, Kornetsky S, Singleton MK. AEREO member approaches to the common rule's key information requirement. 2020;online resource.
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. 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.
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. Friesen P, Gelinas L, Kirby A, Strauss DH, Bierer BE. IRBs and the protection-inclusion dilemma: Finding a balance. American Journal of Bioethics. 2022, online first.
9. Fernandez Lynch H, Taylor HA. How do accredited organizations evaluate the quality and effectiveness of their human research protection programs? AJOB Empirical Bioethics. 2022, online first.
10. 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, online first.