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
by Avery Avrakotos, education and policy manager, and Meryn Robinson, education and membership services
Since its founding in 1974, PRIM&R’s highest priority has been to provide those charged with ensuring research protections, as well as those involved in the design and implementation of research protocols, with the education, practical tools, and cutting-edge strategies needed for their work protecting subjects. As we celebrate our 40th anniversary, we are reflecting upon four decades of connecting and protecting and we are recounting some of the events that have shaped the field’s rich history in our 40 Years of Research Ethics series.
By Meryn Robinson, Educational Programs and Membership Services
While we’re already three weeks into the New Year, I hope that you’ll consider adding one more resolution to your list: keeping up with Research Ethics Roundup! This year, and always, we commit to sharing timely and relevant stories related to research ethics and oversight with our loyal readers. As you read along, please don’t hesitate to comment on the pieces that interest you. We would love to hear your thoughts!
On October 24, 2013, PRIM&R hosted a webinar titled Protecting Human Subjects in Qualitative Research: Ethical Considerations for IRBs and Researchers. Julie Simpson, PhD, director of research integrity services at the University of New Hampshire led the webinar while Elisa A. Hurley, PhD, education director at PRIM&R, served as the moderator.
Following the webinar, we connected with Dr. Simpson, and she kindly answered a few more questions that came in from webinar participants, exclusively for Ampersand.
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by Maeve Luthin, JD, Professional Development Manager
Many thanks to all of you who completed your 2013 Advancing Ethical Research (AER) Conference evaluations! We have poured over your feedback, and are pleased to be able to share with you the items you flagged as our top successes and those most in need of improvement. In today’s post, I’ll share what we’re working to fix before the 2014 AER Conference in Baltimore next December.
The Hunger Games: We ran into problems with lunches during the conference: there simply wasn’t enough lunch for everyone. We promise to work more with our food and beverage [...] Read more
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