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
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
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
Do the high hopes of many that a “silver bullet” treatment for COVID-19 is forthcoming any day now represent a red herring to the public where the complexities of clinical research are concerned? Read more
At PRIM&R's 2019 Advancing Ethical Research Conference, Ivor Pritchard, PhD, discussed the relation between public, private, and social information in his session, The Secrets of Big Data: Public, Private or What? (B15). Dr. Pritchard asked, what are the risks and confidentiality provisions for social information?
First, the concept of social information can be described as neither publicly nor privately available, but information provided in controlled settings. As an example, data gathered from a classroom or an online chatroom are neither public nor private in that the subject is a) not alone and b) not everyone has access to that environment. Then, what are the risks to subjects in social experiments (experiments conducted in public settings like [...] Read more
On April 14, 2020, PRIM&R hosted a webinar, Meaningful Metrics: How HRPPs Can Use Their Data Effectively. This webinar discussed how to effectively use data to assess HRPP performance. After the webinar, speaker Kim Serpico, MEd, CIP, EdD Candidate responded to attendee questions time didn't permit us to address live. We're pleased to share those responses with the readers of Ampersand. Read more