The VCU Human Research Protection Program would like to inform the VCU research community about the availability of free educational resources addressing issues of race and racism in research. From PRIM&R’s antiracism statement:
The research enterprise has a distinct obligation to grapple with systemic racism, given its historical abuse of Black communities. … Despite efforts to earn the trust of Black communities, eradicate racial biases in research, and increase the representation of Black and brown people among research participants and beneficiaries, there is more work to be done. Using the levers of respect for persons, beneficence, and especially justice, IRBs and other research personnel are in a position to help dismantle systems and practices that sustain structural racism in medicine and research. Indeed, they have an obligation to do so.PRIM&R’s Antiracism Statement
The free webinars can be accessed through the links provided in PRIM&R’s antiracism statement. Available webinars include:
The VCU HRPP maintains a commitment to upholding the principle of Justice in human research, which includes promoting these kinds of educational resources within the VCU research community. Researchers are encouraged to take advantage of these free resources to address race and racism in research.