By Lori Melichar, PhD, director, Pioneer Portfolio at Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
The systems that drive institutional review boards (IRBs) was last modified nearly a quarter century ago. That overhaul was before the internet and smartphones, and before the human genome was completed. Recently, new technologies such as ResearchKit, have emerged as game changers for patient engagement in research studies. Other studies that apply social network science, big data analysis, and personalized medical insight raise important new questions about how patient rights can and should be protected in this new [...] Read more
On February 26, 2015, PRIM&R hosted a webinar titled Data Security Incidents: the Role of the IRB and Information Security. This topic was submitted by Teresa Doksum, PhD, MPH, and Sean Owen, CISP, CAP, CRISC, through the 2014 Call for Webinar Proposals. The potential for data security incidents in research with human subjects requires institutional review boards (IRBs) to work closely with information security experts to prevent these [...] Read more
by Meghan Timmel, Communications Coordinator
PRIM&R is only successful in advancing ethical research thanks to the work of our committed members. At December’s 2014 Advancing Ethical Research Conference, we recognized the substantial achievements and contributions of two such members, Susie Hoffman and Paula Knudson.
Susie Hoffman, RN, BSN, CIP, was the recipient of the 2014 Applied Research Ethics National Association (ARENA) Legacy Award, [...] Read more
by Anne Meade, MS, PMP, Senior Manager for Website and Social Media
IRBs are well versed in the regulations and ethical principles that govern research with human subjects, but what happens when they are presented with a protocol about a disease or disorder about which they are unfamiliar?
In this excerpt from People [...] Read more
by Maeve Luthin, Professional Development Manager
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. Over the course of the next few months we will be shining a spotlight on members of the Certified IRB Professional (CIP®) and Certified Professional IACUC Administration (CPIA®) Councils. 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!