In partnership with Qatar Biobank.

A vulnerable population is a group of people that requires greater protection than normal against the potential risks of participating in research. Individuals in vulnerable populations may have a higher risk of negative outcomes as a result of participating in a research study, they may have a reduced capacity or ability.
In addition to vulnerable subject populations such as children, prisoners, and pregnant women (covered in the subparts of the federal regulations for human subject’s research), there are special classes of subjects including students, employees, and cognitively impaired individuals who may be vulnerable in terms of their research participation.