13
Oct2020

On June 18, 2020, PRIM&R hosted a webinar, Complexity in Clinical Trial Design: A Primer on Adaptive and Platform Trials. During this webinar, Luke Gelinas and Marianne Kearney Chase defined key terms, explored ethical and regulatory challenges, and provided strategies and examples to bridge the gap between IRBs and researchers in understanding adaptive trial designs. Following the webinar, Luke and Marianne reflected on the session and attendee feedback; we're pleased to share their response with the readers of Ampersand. Read more

6
Oct2020

In reflecting on the SBER19/AER19 opening remarks by PRIM&R's Executive Director, Elisa A. Hurley, PhD on the relevance of the Belmont Report today, I feel that the Belmont Report continues to be relevant and maybe more applicable than we think dat-to-day, especially for communities intertwined with their members. Though the Belmont Report is an old document, it can always be seen with new eyes and new perspectives. Read more

29
Sep2020

I recommend all young professionals attend at least one PRIM&R Conference. PRIM&R has become an ever-growing repository of knowledge for research ethics and compliance, and the attending a conference will refresh your passion for research ethics. I felt my career path strengthening by establishing connections with likeminded individuals nationally and internationally. The willingness to collaborate, share, and advise could easily be witnessed in each session, break, and lunch period. I established new relationships that helped me understand the history of research ethics and IRBs in higher education. Operating a single staff IRB program can feel very isolating; the connections and knowledge gained from attending the PRIM&R SBER/AER Conference reduced the isolation I felt and gave me hope for the future of research ethics. Read more

21
Sep2020

Since I started working for our IRB in 2010, we have seen an increase of studies using software and medical apps. The uses of the software vary greatly and involve using software to monitor sleep, physical activity, diet diary, mental health among many other uses. This makes the application of device regulation quite confusing, and discussion, with case examples, among IRB professionals can be incredibly useful in exploring how best to apply the regulations and guidance. Read more

14
Sep2020

For the first time, Certified IRB Professional (CIP®) and Certified Professional in IACUC Administration (CPIA®) exam candidates have the option to take their exams on personal computers through live remote online proctoring. If you’re preparing to take your exams this fall and/or are curious about how live remote online proctoring works, check out our tips to familiarize yourself with the process. Read more

8
Sep2020

Are you or have you been a member of an IRB, REB, or REC and are interested in sharing your experiences navigating ethical challenges in reviewing global health proposals?  If so, the Human Engagement Learning Platform (HELP) for Global Health at Emory University’s Rollins School of Public Health needs your help! Read more