In the wake of the controversy over the Surfactant, Positive Pressure, and Oxygenation Randomized Trial (SUPPORT), a team of bioethicists set out to answer two main questions raised by the controversy: (1) “what do people think about the risks and benefits of research on medical practices?,” and (2) “what do people think about different approaches to informing patients that this type of research is being conducted?” Their research, the Research on Medical Practices Ethics Study, examined the views of the general population regarding research on medical practices through a series [...] Read more
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by Dr. Toby Schonfeld, Human Subjects Research Review Official, Environmental Protection Agency
Dr. Toby Schonfeld, Human Subjects Research Review Official at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), recently shared her experience at PRIM&R’s 2014 Advancing Ethical Research Conference on the EPA's official science blog, "It All Starts with Science." We are pleased to share her thoughts and observations with our community, and thank Dr. Schonfeld and the EPA for allowing us to do so.
by Rebecca S. Ohnemus, MAA, CRA, Research Officer at University of the Incarnate Word
As IRB administrators, we find ourselves on the frontlines. Whether you’re a director, administrative support person, or anywhere in between, an incredible amount of time is consumed facilitating the transfer of information between the IRB and your institution’s research community.
If all a [...] Read more
by Megan Frame, Membership Coordinator
Welcome to another installment of our featured member interviews where we introduce you to our members—individuals who work to advance ethical research on a daily basis. Please read on to learn more about their professional experiences, how membership helps connect them to a larger community, and what goes on behind-the-scenes in their lives!
Today we’d like to introduce you to Erika Basile, director [...] Read more
by Hugh Tilson, MD, MPH, DrPH, PRIM&R Board Member and Co-Chair of the PRIM&R Project on the Boundary Between Research and Practice
Please join the PRIM&R Project on the Boundary Between Research and Practice in celebrating the release of a white paper titled Health-Related Activities Along the Boundary Between Research and Practice: When to Take [...] Read more