Recently, PRIM&R hosted a webinar titled Practical and Effective Approaches To Educate IRB Members, which was presented by Mina P. Busch, MS, CCRP, CIP, and Scott Lipkin, DPM, CIP.
Educating institutional review board (IRB) members can be a challenging task. How do you balance finding effective ways to deliver relevant and valuable information with limited time and resources? What are the best methodologies to evaluate the impact of your educational plan? For those responsible for, or involved in educating IRB members, this webinar helped explore these questions and develop a successful IRB member education program.
At the conclusion of the webinar, Ms. [...] Read more
On March 12, 2015, PRIM&R hosted a webinar titled Hot Topics in Online Survey Research: Subject Identification, Consent, and Risk, which was presented by Elizabeth Buchanan, PhD, and B.R. Simon Rosser, PhD, MPH, LP.
Online research methods are increasingly common across scholarly disciplines. Particular scientific and ethical issues arise for online researchers in the areas of recruitment, consent, and risk/benefit analyses. This webinar addressed three "hot topics" in online survey research: subject identification, models of consent, and risk/benefit analyses. Following a vibrant discussion at the conclusion of the webinar, Dr. Buchanan [...] Read more
On February 26, 2015, PRIM&R hosted a webinar titled Data Security Incidents: the Role of the IRB and Information Security. This topic was submitted by Teresa Doksum, PhD, MPH, and Sean Owen, CISP, CAP, CRISC, through the 2014 Call for Webinar Proposals. The potential for data security incidents in research with human subjects requires institutional review boards (IRBs) to work closely with information security experts to prevent these [...] Read more
PRIM&R recently hosted a webinar on Meeting the Challenges in Oversight of Wildlife Research. Afterwards, the presenters, John A. Bryan, II, DVM, MS , and Robert S. Sikes, PhD, answered questions submitted by webinar attendees for us to share with Ampersand readers.
1. Can you share strategies for handling post-approval reviews of wildlife protocols?
Robert S. Sikes (RSS): Post-approval monitoring (PAM) can be accomplished in many ways. Although travel to remote sites might not be feasible, today's [...] Read more
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