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Table 3 Knowledge of institutional policies for research intensive and community-based medical schools

From: Being uninformed on informed consent: a pilot survey of medical education faculty

  Respondent Group Test Statistic
  All Respondents1 Research Intensive Community-Based  
For medical education studies that require IRB review, to which IRB would you submit your application? (N = 117)     
   University 61 52% 29 58% 27 47% χ2 = 3.66
   Medical center 46 39% 20 40% 24 42%  
   Other 9 8% 1 2% 5 9%  
   Don't know 1 1% 0 0% 1 2%  
Does your institution have stated policies on the use of existing educational evaluation data for faculty scholarship? (N = 110)     
   Yes 30 27% 7 16% 11 20% χ2 = 1.71
   No 20 18% 15 33% 12 22%  
   Unsure 60 55% 23 51% 32 58%  
Which best describes procedures in place at your medical school for obtaining consent from students to use their performance data and test scores for educational research & scholarship? (N = 115)     
   Students can decline consent 24 21% 6 12% 3 5% χ2 = 2.75
   Matriculation conditional on consent 11 10% 8 16% 14 25%  
   There are no procedures 50 43% 21 43% 26 46%  
   Don't know 30 26% 14 29% 13 23%  
Have you participated in discussions with others at your institution about IRB requirements for using evaluation data for faculty scholarship? (N = 119)     
   Faculty in your department 53 45% 23 46% 24 41% χ2 = 0.31
   Faculty in other departments 24 20% 13 26% 11 19% χ2 = 0.85
   College faculty meetings 9 8% 6 12% 0 0% χ2 = 7.49**
   Dean, administrator, etc. 19 16% 12 24% 5 9% χ2 = 4.96*
   Other 17 14% 6 12% 9 15% χ2 = 0.24
   No discussions reported 50 41% 21 42% 25 42% χ2 = 0.002
  1. 1: Includes respondents who classified their institution as "other"
  2. * p < .05; ** p < .01