TAG ARCHIVES FOR Blog Squad

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Jun2017

Among scientists in the field of education, there are many who believe that all educational research, regardless of purpose, should be exempt from IRB processes and procedures. While the government did not approve education as a new category of excused research under the new proposed Common Rule that is currently slated to take effect in January 2018, there remain many areas of consideration that might be affected, including confidentiality, authentication of online participants, consent and assent, and questions around what constitutes research when conducting data collection activities in school settings. Read more

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May2017

Because of the intensity of my institution’s human research program, I always have to strike a balance, upon returning from a PRIM&R Advancing Ethical Research conference, between wanting to immediately focus on incorporating what I’ve learned—policy revisions, procedural changes, and staff/member training ideas—and having to jump instead into the usual fray of trying to keep up with “normal” responsibilities. As with so many things in life, compromise and balance come into play. Read more

18
Apr2017

In my previous blog entry, I talked about how reducing administrative burden for IACUC professionals was a common thread running through many of the 2017 IACUC Conference (IACUC17) sessions I attended last month. Because administrative burden permeates every aspect of what we do, we often consider it part of the “30,000-foot view”. It is easy to get wrapped up in this all-encompassing topic—particularly for those of us in smaller institutions where IACUC duties are only one aspect of our jobs—but we still have to be mindful of the details. Thankfully, IACUC17 provided ample opportunities to focus not just on the big picture, but also on specific components of animal care and use programs. Read more

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