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Luke Gelinas, PhD

Senior IRB Chair Director, Advarra

Luke Gelinas is the Senior IRB Chair Director at Advarra, where he provides analysis and guidance on complex ethical issues arising in the course of clinical research study design and human participant protection. Previously, Luke led collaborative and multi-stakeholder projects addressing foundational and practical issues in research ethics including social media use, clinical trial priority-setting, and has explored the ethical and regulatory parameters paying research participants. His written work has appeared in leading medical and bioethics journals, and frequently lectures on various issues surrounding research ethics and human participant protection. Luke holds a PhD in Philosophy with a concentration in Ethics from the University of Toronto and an MA in Religion from Yale Divinity School.

Luke Gelinas

Latest Posts by Luke

 
Blog

Improving Diversity in Clinical Trials: Strategies for Inclusive and Ethical Research

Learn practical strategies on how to improve diversity in clinical trials for historically under-represented groups.

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Return of Research Results to Study Participants

Research into participant experiences has consistently shown their desire to learn the results of research to which they’ve contributed.

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Podcast

Let’s Get Ethical

Advarra's IRB Chairs Luke Gelinas and Amanda Higley discuss hot topics in clinical research, including cannabis studies and data ownership.

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Unique Ethical Issues in Phase I Oncology Studies

An essential step in research, Phase I oncology studies raise unique ethical challenges for sponsors, investigators, and IRBs.

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Maintaining Data & Reporting Integrity with Mobile Health

Understand how to properly handle and evaluate incoming data gathered using mobile health (mHealth) apps and technologies.

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Navigating the Ethics of Remote Research Data Collection

In this article, Luke Gelinas develops a framework to identify and address key challenges for remote research data collection.

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Research Equity and Enrolling Non-English Speakers

This blog explains how including participants with limited English proficiency (LEP) can help improve research access and diversity.

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IRB Review of Phase I Research: Balancing Ethics and Efficiency

Find out how to address Phase I research challenges to enable efficient IRB review and timely study startup.

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Webinar

Social Media for Research Recruitment: Ethical and Practical Aspects

Luke Gelinas, IRB Chairperson at Advarra, addresses ethical and practical issues involved with social media recruitment.

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Podcast

James Riddle and Luke Gelinas Explore Digital Health and Regulation

This podcast covers an array of topics as they explore how COVID has been a catalyst for change, what digital health means for running clinical trials, and how sponsors, CROs, sites, and IRBs can consider when reviewing new digital technologies as a result of COVID.

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Biosafety, Ethical, and Logistical Challenges to Pursuing a Coronavirus Vaccine at Warp Speed

The SARS-CoV-2 pandemic has impacted all aspects of society. Various government and private groups around the world are endeavoring to develop safe and effective vaccines at an unprecedented pace and scale to quell the pandemic as quickly as possible.

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New FDA Certificate of Confidentiality Guidance: What Does it Mean for You?

Certificates of Confidentiality protect participant privacy by preventing disclosed sensitive information during research.

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