By Avery Avrakotos, education and policy manager
Last year, I was fortunate to have an opportunity to attend Ethical Issues in Global Health Research (EIGHR): Blending Cultures, Building Capacities, and Bolstering Collaboration. The four-day program, offered by the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, examined the unique issues that face institutional review boards (IRBs) and researchers reviewing and conducting international research.
As education and policy manager at PRIM&R, I regularly prepare written updates on federal laws, regulations, and news stories related to human subjects protections for distribution to PRIM&R's members, the majority of whom are [...] 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 Krystal Bradford, CIP, Research Compliance Specialist at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
PRIM&R is pleased to share a post from Krystal Bradford, CIP, a member of the PRIM&R Blog Squad for the 2014 Advancing Ethical Research (AER) Conference. The PRIM&R Blog Squad is composed of [...] Read more
by James E. Lewis, PhD, an independent consultant and formerly a columnist for the Association of American Medical Colleges blog, Wing of Zock
A little known, but intentional, loophole in the federal regulations allows activities involving human subjects to be labeled “innovative care.” In spite of all that has been done since World War II to protect human subjects in clinical research, this ambiguity offers a mechanism through which unscrupulous individuals can avoid the ethical and regulatory obligations for the protection of human research subjects and the norms of professional and scholarly behavior. Recent cases demonstrating this dilemma can be found on the internet, but my purpose here is not [...] Read more
by Bruce W. Kennedy, MS, RLATG, CMAR, CPIA, compliance associate at the California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Ten years ago, I started as compliance associate at the California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. My position fell under the school’s newly created Office of Research, and my responsibilities centered around regulatory tasks that had previously been performed “on-the-side” by others. Early on it was recognized that better practices and policies were needed to serve principal investigators (PIs) working in human subjects and animal research. My assignment was to further develop the program, which I did through Read more