OCTRI Research Forum

Your monthly clinical and translational research event!

Seminar on Including Older Adults in Research

June 5, 2018, 2 to 3 p.m., School of Nursing, room 364

Beginning on January 25, 2019, if you submit a grant application to the National Institutes of Health for a study involving human subjects, you must include a plan for including individuals across the lifespan. Progress reports will require demographic information, especially age, and study participants will be expected to reflect the demographics of the research topic. The goal of this change is to make sure new knowledge from NIH-funded research applies to all those affected by the conditions being studied.

On June 5, Elizabeth Eckstrom, M.D., M.P.H., will lead an interactive group discussion to:

  • Review challenges to including older adults in research, such as consenting older adults who might have limited ability to consent, sustaining older adults in research, transportation challenges, and the need for measurement tool adaptation (e.g., font size of surveys)
  • Discuss practical and feasible strategies to overcome these challenges
  • Prepare research teams for grant submissions once the new NIH Inclusion Across the Lifespan Policy is implemented

We encourage all investigators, research coordinators, and other team members whose research includes topics that occur in older adults to attend this training. Read more at the OHSU Research News blog.