In April, PRIM&R hosted the webinar Compensation or Inducement? What IRBs Need to Know about Paying Subjects for Participation. Presented by Alex John London, PhD, and Betsy Ripley, MD, MS, RAC, this webinar provided foundational knowledge about the underlying ethical principles that govern compensating tresearch subjects. Through case studies, examples, and review of existing guidance and regulations, attendees learned strategies for evaluating payment to subjects for their participation in studies. Here, the presenters answer some of the questions time didn’t permit us to answer live. Read more
TAG ARCHIVES FOR recruitment
By Amy Davis, JD, MPH
Social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, and others have dramatically exposed new opportunities for conducting research and recruiting subjects. Although the application of these tools to the research enterprise has been cautious, they are used for a variety of purposes. Researchers are conducting observational studies of online behaviors and survey research; informing patient groups of relevant clinical trials; conducting community consultation in anticipation of emergency research (Stephens, et al.); locating subjects lost to follow up; and even designing studies through crowdsourcing public input. (Thompson) In [...] Read more
Perhaps you’ve already read – on your Facebook News Feed, no doubt – about Facebook’s recent mood experiment. Not to worry—this post has no hidden motive. We’re just pleased to be able to share recent headlines from around the research ethics world with you.
Everything We Know about Facebook’s Secret Mood Manipulation Experiment: Following the publication of a paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, [...] Read more
On March 12, 2013, PRIM&R hosted a webinar titled Online Research, Social Media, and the IRB: Assessing Ethics, Norms, and Risks. The presenters, Elizabeth Buchanan, PhD, and Joseph Konstan, PhD, answered many questions from the attendees during the lively question and answer period following this program. After the conclusion of the webinar, we asked Elizabeth and Joe to consider the remaining questions, and I’m pleased to share their answers with you today.