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Abstract            Volume:4  Issue-2  Year-2016         Original Research Articles

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Recruitment strategies for Human subjects
Nandgaonkar Hemant P.*
M.Sc. (Occupational Therapy – Rehabilitation of the Hand), Assistant Professor, Occupational Therapy School and Center, Seth G. S. Medical College, King Edward Memorial Hospital, Maharashtra University of Health Sciences, Mumbai-400012, Maharashtra, India
*Corresponding author

A recruitment strategy is a project-specific plan for identifying and enrolling people to participate in a research study. In the research proposal submitted to ethics committee, the plan should specify criteria for screening potential participants, the number of people to be recruited, the location, and the approach to be used. In this context the study was conducted to find out recent trend in recruitment strategies employed for conducting research on the subjects western region of India.  Study design: observational retrospective data analysis  Inclusion criterion: Period considered for the analysis: all approved study protocols submitted to ethics committee during January 2013 to December 2013. Exclusion criteria: Studies not involving recruitment of the human subjects. Data analysis reveals that only 8.791% of the studies mentions about recruitment mechanism in the study. Only 6.59% of studies described the strategies for the recruitment of the participants. 2.19 % considered the impact of other studies while recruiting the participants. 58.228% of the participants of these approved protocol belonged to vulnerable population. For making the participation of the subjects voluntary in a research studies done on human subjects, recruitment mechanism and strategies should be clearly mentioned in the research proposal submitted to the ethics committee. Also close attention should be paid while approving the protocols to process of attracting, screening, selecting, and onboarding a qualified person for the research.

Keywords: Recruitment strategies, Ethics
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How to cite this article:

Nandgaonkar Hemant, P. 2016. Recruitment strategies for Human subjects.Int.J.Curr.Res.Aca.Rev. 4(2): 140-146
doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.20546/ijcrar.2016.402.017
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