9
Mar2009

Posted by Joanna Cardinal, membership manager


Hello again everyone! My first two months at PRIM&R have been a whirlwind as we have been busy preparing for the upcoming 2009 IACUC Conference. I wanted to slow down long enough to let you know about some of the ways you may get involved in this event.Read more

5
Mar2009

January Webinar Recap

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Posted by Anne Meade, web and distance education coordinator

On Thursday, January 29, 2009, PRIM&R held a webinar titled Refocusing on IRB’s Crucial Issues: New Year, New Lens. This 90-minute session was presented by Bruce Gordon, MD, chairman of the IRB and professor of Pediatrics at University of Nebraska Medical Center, and Moira Keane, MA, director of the University of Minnesota Research Subjects’ Protection Programs. Ms. Keane and Dr. Gordon presented information on how to take advantage of the flexibility provided in the federal regulations for managing human subjects research programs while maintaining the highest ethical and regulatory standards.

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3
Mar2009

The most recent issue of the PRIM&R Newsletter (members only) was distributed on Friday, February 27.

In addition to our regular features, such as Recent Headlines, Government and Legal News, and Public Policy, this issue included…

  • An invitation for 2009 IACUC Conference attendees to register for the Speed Mentoring event;
  • A featured talk from PRIM&R Through the Years, a 532-page compilation of presentations delivered by internationally esteemed experts in the field of research ethics at PRIM&R's past annual meetings. This month feature is Stanley Milgram’s speech, “The Role of [...] Read more

24
Feb2009

Guest blog by Community-Campus Partnerships for Health Senior Consultants Sarena D. Seifer, Nancy Shore, and Elaine Drew

A growing body of literature exists that raises questions about whether IRB processes for assuring ethical research are sufficient when applied to community-engaged research (CER).1 IRBs are designed to protect the rights and welfare of individual study participants, but are less equipped to protect the rights and welfare of communities involved in research. Specifically, some authors suggest that the Belmont principles do not fully cover the scope of ethical considerations that arise in CER (e.[...] Read more