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University of Pennsylvania

Research with Vulnerable Populations

University of Pennsylvania via Independent


Penn Medicine, Research with Vulnerable Populations, 3/3/2021 8:00:00 AM - 3/3/2024 11:00:00 PM, This learning activity provides an overview of ethical and regulatory principles of research with participants perceived as vulnerable.  Learners will review definitions of vulnerability, relevant regulations in the United States, and their implications for special protections among various populations, including: 

  • Children 
  • Pregnant women and fetuses 
  • Prisoners 
  • The cognitively impaired 
  • Patients in emergency settings 


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