28
Aug2016

In Case You Missed It (ICYMI): From time-to-time, PRIM&R will feature particularly well-received posts from the recent past. These posts remain timely as topics of discussion in the fields of research ethics, human subjects protections, or animal care and use. Highlighting them now enables readers who may have missed them a chance to read and comment. In this ICYMI, AER12 poster presenter Brandon Brown follows up on his initial findings regarding the incentives used to encourage participation in human subjects research. Read more

25
Aug2016

In this month’s installment of PRIM&R’s featured member interviews, we hear from Maureen Greene, a longtime PRIM&R member working in human subjects and animal research. This series is intended to let our community get to know our membership and hear about the impact they make through their daily work. Read on to hear from Maureen!

PRIM&R: When and why did you join the field? 
Maureen Greene (MG): I joined the field of research in 1985 when I had the inquiring mind to ask: Why? Early in [...] Read more

24
Aug2016

In Case You Missed It (ICYMI): From time-to-time, Ampersand will feature particularly well-received posts from the recent past.  These posts remain timely as topics of discussion in the fields of research ethics, human subjects protections, or animal care and use. Highlighting them now enables readers who may have missed them a chance to read and comment. In this ICYMI, part of a series of posts working through the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for revisions to the Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects, PRIM&R Executive Director Elisa Hurley explains the impetus for [...] Read more

19
Aug2016

This week’s Research Ethics Roundup discusses a study on the low rate of publication of pediatric studies, the ethics of compensating women for eggs donated to research, Senator Elizabeth Warren’s argument for improved data sharing, and a study of standard versus semi-naturalistic caging for lab rats. Read more

11
Aug2016

In Case You Missed It (ICYMI): From time-to-time, PRIM&R will feature particularly well-received posts from the recent past.  These posts remain timely as topics of discussion in the fields of research ethics, human subjects protections, or animal care and use. Highlighting them now enables readers who may have missed them a chance to read and comment. In this ICYMI, PRIM&R Executive Director Elisa Hurley explores the complex issue of clinical trial data sharing and its implications for the protection of human research subjects.

Though not a new issue, clinical trial data sharing has over the past several months taken center stage within the medical research community. In December 2015, a STAT Read more

8
Aug2016

By Jason Gerson, PhD

The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) supports research that provides high-integrity, evidence-based information to patients, clinicians, and the broader healthcare community. PCORI funds clinical comparative effectiveness research (CER) that engages patients and other stakeholders throughout the research process. The research we fund aspires to answer real-world questions about what works best for patients, based on their circumstances and concerns.

From PCORI’s start, supporting methodological research has been a priority; it is highlighted as such in our authorizing legislation. We think broadly about what [...] Read more

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