Year Published: 2020

Time to Complete: 50 min

Instructor: Tania D. Strout, PhD, RN, MS

Learning Level: Fundamental

Primary Audience: All Research Team Members

Prerequisite: None

Course Collection(s): Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Regulatory and Research Ethics

What considerations are there when conducting research with the sexual and gender minority population?

Sexual and gender minority (SGM) is an umbrella term that encompasses lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender populations as well as those whose sexual orientation, gender identity and expressions, or reproductive development varies from traditional, societal, cultural, or physiologic norms. Research with SGM populations is lacking, but is desperately needed to help understand and improve their health and wellbeing. In this module, you will learn about some of the unique concerns to consider when planning and conducting research with SGM populations. Led by clinical researchers, research educators, and regulatory experts, this module will consist of didactic lectures for investigators and their study teams including research fellows and residents, coordinators, nurses, data managers, biostatisticians, regulatory personnel, and IRB members.

Learning Objectives

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Define the term sexual and gender minority.
  • Describe the importance of research with SGM populations.
  • Describe at least three important ethical considerations for research with SGM populations.
  • Describe at least three best practice strategies for enhancing the informed consent process with SGM populations.
  • Recognize best practice in documenting the informed consent process.

Available courses

Date Location Type Price
2024 Course: Open January 1 through December 31 Online Self-paced course This Course is Free