The potential benefits of data sharing for secondary research purposes are well recognized, but certain ethical barriers must be addressed before these benefits can be fully realized. American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) individuals and tribes that participate in research are often interested in sharing their data when doing so will help answer important questions or contribute to improved population health outcomes, and when appropriate protections are in place. While perspectives on data sharing agreements and processes can vary among AI/AN individuals and tribes, some views are consistent and much can be learned by examining how specific studies have navigated data sharing in ways that both respect tribal sovereignty and meet the overall study goals. What best practices, lessons, and examples exist for IRBs, researchers, and funders who wish to include a data sharing component in research with AI/AN individuals and tribes? Read more
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In May, PRIM&R hosted the webinar Introduction to Research Misconduct for IACUC, IRB, and IBC Professionals. This webinar provided foundational knowledge in research misconduct for regulatory professionals who work in the human subjects protections and animal care and use fields. After the webinar, one of the presenters, Jim Kroll, PhD, responded to some of the attendee questions that time didn’t permit us to answer live. We’re pleased to share those answers with the readers of Ampersand. Read more
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
On April 13, 2016, PRIM&R hosted a webinar titled Familiar Faces: Addressing the Challenge of Simultaneous and Sequential Study Enrollment, presented by Stephanie Collins Reed, PhD, CIP and Ilene Wilets, PhD, CIP.
This webinar defined and estimated the prevalence of simultaneous and sequential study enrollment across the research enterprise, discussed best practices for IRBs and investigators, and provided considerations for policy development. (more…)Read more
Institutional review boards (IRBs) and research integrity offices (RIOs) play distinct but related roles in research oversight and compliance. It’s critical to understand the differences between each group’s purviews, and the importance of open and effective communication during the review process. On March 17, 2016, PRIM&R hosted a webinar titled Building a Relationship with your Research Integrity Office, presented by Ross Hickey, JD, CIP, CPIA. (more…) Read more