Imagine this scenario: you are a researcher conducting a clinical trial on a promising treatment for a rare but serious heart condition. Unfortunately, you are struggling to locate and enroll enough eligible participants and your study is at risk of not completing. Then you discover a Facebook support group for precisely the condition you are studying. The group is open: you do not need to be invited or to suffer from the condition to become a member—anyone can join. Here are the eligible participants you have been looking for! Read more
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This week’s Research Ethics Roundup examines new findings from the FDA on juvenile animal studies for pediatric clinical development, the research community’s response to Apple’s ResearchKit, and why experts think more funding is needed for tuberculosis research. Read more
In January, PRIM&R welcomed three new members to its Board of Directors, including Elizabeth A. Buchanan, PhD. PRIM&R recently had the opportunity to speak with Dr. Buchanan about her experiences in the field as well as her involvement with PRIM&R. Read more
Recently, PRIM&R hosted a webinar titled Institutional Review Board (IRB) Review of mHealth Research: Best Practices and Future Challenges , presented by John Wilbanks and Jeremy Block, PhD, MPP.
In recent years, digital and mobile health (mHealth) technologies have increased dramatically with the proliferation of smartphones, apps, and wearable data devices where users generate data. Rapid, widespread collection of personal health data from a broad cross-section of individuals is now possible on a scale unthinkable only a few years ago. As our society as a whole and the research community adopts these technologies, IRBs need to anticipate and address the challenges in achieving compliance and protecting human [...] Read more
This week’s Research Ethics Roundup looks at several controversial issues emerging in the medical research field including whether clinical trials should be conducted on the use of psychiatric medications in infants.