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
by Meryn Robinson, Educational Program Intern
When reviewing a study that sought to investigate how sex offenders used networked technologies and communications for human trafficking, Hila Berger, MPH, CIP, and her colleagues on the IRB at Montclair State University faced a unique challenge: balancing protections for the study’s subjects—sex offenders—against protections for potential victims. The potential for subjects to incriminate themselves and potential legal obligations related to information disclosed during the research further complicated the protocol review. To overcome these challenges, the IRB and legal counsel worked together to implement additional protections for the group.
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 Jami Peelle, faculty [...] Read more
by Rebecca D. Armstrong, DVM, PhD, director of research subject protection, at the University of California, Berkeley and a member of PRIM&R’s Education Committee
In early June, I was invited to attend a multiday convention, The Asilomar Convention for Learning Research in Higher Education, co-hosted by Stanford University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to share [...] Read more
by David R. Van Houten, MS, research integrity advocate
During PRIM&R’s Best Practices for Assessing Risk in Social and Behavioral Research webinar, Jeffrey M. Cohen, PhD, CIP, CEO of HRP Consulting Group, Inc., discussed challenges for institutional review boards (IRBs) charged with reviewing social and behavioral research.
While human research protections is complicated across all areas of research, the presentation served to illuminate the complexities associated with protecting human subjects in social and behavioral studies. In his presentation, Dr. Cohen pointed out that IRB [...] Read more