26
Jul2016

Building a Culture of Research was the theme of a panel session sponsored by the National Council of University Research Administrators (NCURA) that kicked off the 2016 Maine Regulatory Training and Ethics Center (MeRTEC) Research Integrity and Regulatory Compliance Symposium, held in Portland, Maine, on May 19 and 20. Joseph Tomaras, Director of Sponsored Programs and Research Compliance at Bates College, presented Focusing on your Organization: Coalition‐Building and Change Management in Building a Culture of Research. Cara Martin-Tetreault provided a different perspective in her presentation, Focusing on Yourself: Professional Development and Organizational Learning in Creating a Culture of Research. Together, these talks went beyond regulatory compliance and best practices to offer a unique perspective on creating a supportive and effective research culture. Read more

22
Jul2016

In this week’s Research Ethics Roundup, a collection of articles explore debates on regulations and regulators: NPR covers a critique of revisions to the Common Rule, a Nature editorial responds to legislation that would loosen FDA regulations, and former FDA commissioners ask Congress to make the agency more independent. Read more

14
Jul2016

For those involved with the ethical oversight of research involving animals or human subjects, committee meetings are a regular part of the job. IACUC and IRB staff and chairs are tasked with ensuring that those meetings run smoothly and are conducted in accordance with federal regulations. During this webinar, presenters shared recommendations and best practices for preparing for, conducting, and following up on committee meetings from the perspectives of a chair and coordinator. Consideration was also given to procedural and interpersonal aspects of IACUC and IRB meetings. Read more

7
Jul2016

Meet Julie Simpson, PhD, director of research integrity services, affiliate assistant professor of college training, and affiliate assistant professor of education at the University of New Hampshire and, along with Ted Myatt, one of two new members of PRIM&R's Education Committee! She is highlighted this month as a research ethics professional making an impact on both her institution as well as the PRIM&R community at large. Read more

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