LGBTQIA+ Inclusion – Inclusive Imagery

Case Study

Published: April 11, 2024

Abstract: Each of us feels more welcome to participate in a clinical trial if we see ourselves represented in the visual information communicated about the study, study site/s, and study staff. In the case study below, we illustrate how the MRCT Center worked to build LGBTQIA+ representation into the imagery that was developed for a specific product, the Clinical Research Glossary. The tool shares lessons learned by the MRCT Center based on insights and comments shared by the LGBTQIA+ Inclusion by Design in Clinical Research working group and mock-ups of two of the resulting images.

Related Resources

LGBTQIA+ Inclusion
LGBTQIA+ Inclusive Language Checklist
SOGI Data Privacy Checklist
SOGI Data Collection Checklist
MRCT Center Comment on the American Community Survey SOGI Test

IRR: Returning Non-validated Test Results

Case Study

Presented on: March 27, 2023

Description: This case study describes how an IRB navigated returning results of a new COVID-19 assay from a non-CLIA-certified lab during a public health emergency.

Related Resources:
Link to IRR Roadmap by Role.

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Published on: October 2019

Developed by: MRCT Center Health Literacy Workgroup

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