2
Dec2016

This week’s Research Ethics Roundup reviews researchers’ efforts to learn about how traumatic brain injury affects women’s brains, the first CRISPR gene-editing human subjects trial, why patient groups object to changing FDA rules on off-label promotion, and scientists’ arguments for why living conditions for lab mice need to change.

brainWanted: Women’s Brains — to Jump-Start Lagging Research on Female Concussions: In this STAT News article, Usha Lee McFarling examines new efforts to collect data on the effects of traumatic injury on women’s [...] Read more

2
Dec2016

I actually struggled quite a bit with which pre-conference session to attend— as a new chair, and new to the IRB process, I have a lot to learn. My mentor suggested the IRB Chairs Boot Camp: Tools for Successful IRB Leadership. I’m still processing most of the things I learned (the agenda outlines the topics covered), but throughout the day, I was repeatedly reminded of the importance of educating all those involved in the research review process. Read more

1
Dec2016

Approaching the world of social, behavioral and educational research (SBER) can be particularly challenging for those whose domestic regulatory framework does not provide a context for this type of research. Having the opportunity to participate in the AER16 Pre-Conference Program, Critical Topics in Social, Behavioral, and Educational Research, was a great help in meeting these challenges. Read more

30
Nov2016

“We lost our quorum,” presenter Susan S. Fish, PharmD, MPH quipped as a few stragglers were still finding their seats after a short coffee break. I recognized her wonderful sense of humor and ability to engage the audience from last year’s IRB 101 course, and was delighted that she and her co-presenter Karen N. Hale, RPh, MPH, CIP continued to exceed expectations at this year’s AER Pre-Conference Program, IRB 201: An In-Depth Analysis of the Criteria for Review. Read more

16
Nov2016

Being part of this select group of Blog Squad members has been, for me, a great challenge, which I decided to accept last year, when I received a scholarship to attend the 2015 Advancing Ethical Research Conference (AER15) in Boston, MA. While reading the different Ampersand blog posts about the conference, I understood the passion, strength, and commitment that the authors put into the issues of research ethics. I think this was due to the commitment that PRIM&R puts into the issue of research ethics.

All these became the fuel that motivated me to want to share my knowledge and experience from a Latin American context. In [...] Read more

14
Nov2016

It’s mid-September, leaves are just starting to fall as daily weather capriciously vacillates between oppressive and refreshing, and I am making flight arrangements for the 2016 Advancing Ethical Research Conference (AER16).  It brings to mind that I have been attending PRIM&R conferences for 20 years, starting back when I was a member of its sister organization at the time, ARENA.  I was new to the research world then, administering the IACUC at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and assisting with the IRB. I left each conference with my head spinning, snippets of all the things I knew I had to learn whirling around inside. The weeks after each conference [...] Read more

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