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Conducting Safety Research Safely: A Policy-Based Approach for Conducting Research with Peer Review Protected Material

  • September 28, 2020

With funding from a CRICO grant, experts developed a tool for investigators at Massachusetts General Hospital to provide guidance when using peer review protected information for safety research while maintaining peer review privilege.


The tool was developed with input on peer review protection from experts on ethics and law at Harvard University, and is comprised of a 7-step checklist to ensure the effective use of peer review protected data. After a successful use of the tool to study allergy safety with voluntary safety reported data the tool was incorporated into Massachusetts General Hospital's existing Data Use for Performance Improvement policy.

 

Citation for the Full-text Article

Meyers L, Blumenthal K, Phadke N, Wickner P, Seguin C, Mort E. Conducting Safety Research Safely: A Policy-Based Approach for Conducting Research with Peer Review Protected Material. 2020 September 28 [Published Ahead of Print]. doi: 10.1016/j.jcjq.2020.09.008