LGBTQIA+ Equity in Human Subjects Research Review

What You Will Learn

What You Will Learn

PRIM&R is excited to offer a learning module focused on LGBTQIA+ equity in human subjects research, available to anyone as a standalone learning opportunity, or as a supplementary module for EROC institutional subscribers

In this module, Amy Ben-Arieh, JD, MPH, explains LGBTQIA+ health disparities and the importance of leveraging community strengths, explores inclusive research data collection methods, and introduces pragmatic strategies for IRBs seeking to adopt a more equitable lens in research ethics review. 

LGBTQIA (abbreviation): lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning (one's sexual or gender identity), intersex, and asexual/aromantic/agender Source:

The "+" is an acknowledgment that there are identities that are not included in this acronym.

Learning Objectives

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  1. Understand commonly used acronyms and terms
  2. Understand the importance of sex, gender, and sexuality as health variables
  3. Describe inclusive research data collection methods
  4. Describe inclusive strategies for reviewing biomedical and social/behavioral research studies.

This module is geared toward HRPP/IRB personnel and those working in research programs more broadly including HRPP/IRB directors, members, chairs; researchers and research staff; and more.

Continuing Education Credit
Learners holding the Certified IRB Professional (CIP®) credential who complete the LGBTQIA+ Equity in Human Subjects Research Review module may apply 1 hour of continuing education credit towards CIP recertification. Please note this is the only EROC module eligible for CIP recertification credit. Learn More



About Amy Ben-Arieh, JD, MPH
Amy Ben-Arieh is the Director of Research Compliance at the The Fenway Institute (TFI) at Fenway Community Health. She is a member of Harvard Catalyst's Regulatory Foundations subcommittee on social, behavioral, and education research (SBER), and a member of Portsmouth Regional Hospital's research ethics committee. Prior to joining TFI, Amy served for several years as an associate chair of the Partners Human Research Committee. Her educational background is in health law, bioethics, and human rights.