Welcome to the fourth and final installment of the 2016 Member Appreciation Month Featured Member Interviews! During the month of May, we’ve featured a member each week; Read the previous weeks’ interviews here. We will continue to feature members through the featured member interview series once per month throughout the year, so be sure to check back for more. This week, meet Corrie Warren, research regulations specialist at University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler.

PRIM&R: When and why did you join the field?
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When Big Data Isn’t Big Enough

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Throw the phrase big data out at Thanksgiving dinner and you’re guaranteed a more lively conversation. Your nervous uncle is terrified of the Orwellian possibilities that our current data collection abilities may usher in; your techie sister is thrilled with the new information and revelations we have already uncovered and those on the brink of discovery. Many people likely feel a mix of both these sentiments: enthusiasm tempered by apprehension.

Big data is bringing about change in a variety of sectors, and the health research field is one area where the potential, both positive and negative, is the most dramatic. The recent event, Big Data, Health [...] Read more


On April 13, 2016, PRIM&R hosted a webinar titled Familiar Faces: Addressing the Challenge of Simultaneous and Sequential Study Enrollment, presented by Stephanie Collins Reed, PhD, CIP and Ilene Wilets, PhD, CIP.

This webinar defined and estimated the prevalence of simultaneous and sequential study enrollment across the research enterprise, discussed best practices for IRBs and investigators, and provided considerations for policy development. (more…)

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Meet Aurali Dade, assistant vice president for research integrity and assurance at George Mason University. She is featured this week as part of our featured member interview series, which aims to demonstrate the diversity of skills and experience in our membership community. This series is published monthly throughout the year, but for the month of May, we’ll be bringing you a new member interview every week as one of our many Member Appreciation Month offerings. (more…) Read more


This week’s Research Ethics Roundup focuses on the ethical arguments for conducting Zika research on pregnant women, Public Citizen’s challenge of the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA's) redaction policy, and the official investigation on why a phase I trial in France left one dead. (more…) Read more


Institutional review boards (IRBs) and research integrity offices (RIOs) play distinct but related roles in research oversight and compliance. It’s critical to understand the differences between each group’s purviews, and the importance of open and effective communication during the review process. On March 17, 2016, PRIM&R hosted a webinar titled Building a Relationship with your Research Integrity Office, presented by Ross Hickey, JD, CIP, CPIA. (more…) Read more

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