Six Collaboratory Demonstration Projects—ACP PEACE, EMBED, GGC4H, HiLo, Nudge, and PRIM-ER—have recently transitioned from the planning to implementation phase of their embedded pragmatic clinical trial (ePCT). During the transition, study teams reviewed and updated their ethics and regulatory meeting minutes from discussions with the Ethics and Regulatory Core. The minutes describe ethics and regulatory issues the trials have encountered, along with approaches the trials are using for informed consent, HIPAA, and monitoring and oversight:
Ethics and regulatory issues can pose challenges to embedded pragmatic trials because of the unique nature of clinical research conducted in the setting of routine clinical care. The Ethics and Regulatory Core provides assistance to study teams as they navigate the ethics and regulatory landscape of ePCTs.