Researchers who attend the Social, Behavioral, and Educational Research (SBER) Conference face an obvious question: should they attend the Advancing Ethical Research (AER) Conference too? (more…) Read more
Webinar Follow-Up: Health Literacy – Fostering Comprehension in Research and Clinical CareTags:
Health literacy is defined as "the degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process, and understand basic health information and services needed to make appropriate health decisions." Do you and your researchers do your part to improve communication practices to optimize participant comprehension?
Recently, PRIM&R hosted a webinar titled Health Literacy: Fostering Comprehension in Research and Clinical Care, presented by Cynthia Baur, PhD, senior advisor for health literacy and the senior official for the Plain Writing Act, Office of the Associate Director for Communication, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS); Laurie Myers, MBA, health literacy [...] Read more
Unpacking the NPRM: Informed ConsentTags:
On September 8, the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) for revisions to the Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects , or "Common Rule." If adopted, the proposals in the NPRM will result in the most substantive revisions to the core regulation governing federally funded human subjects research in the United States since 1981.
In earlier posts, we explored a new category of activities that would be excluded from oversight under the Common Rule and proposed changes to the category of Read more
An Impressionistic First Take on Biobanking: Has it Really Come to This?Tags:
At the end of the day—or at least the end of this day, one spent considering contemporary issues in biobanking—I can’t help but ask. Let me give some perspective, though, on how I got here.
On one side, there is a concern about subjecting others (subjecting ourselves?) to some less or more tolerable "regime of governance" in the biobanking process. Those regimes, though, take on greater and [...] Read more
Fruit from the (Apple) TreeTags:
At last year’s PRIM&R Advancing Ethical Research (AER) Conference, John Wilbanks, chief Commons Officer at Sage Bionetworks, enlightened us all with his talk "Informed Consent in the Mobile Era" on the possibilities of technology utilization in research. At the 2015 AER Conference’s "Moving Targets: The Challenges of Responsible Mobile Health (mHealth) Research" session, we got to see some examples of this mobile era that have built on and expanded the use of technology. [...] Read more