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
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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
Ready or Not Here They ComeTags:
The research world, and inevitably PRIM&R’s 2015 Advancing Ethical Research Conference (AER15), is abuzz with the proposed changes to the common rule. As most people are wondering what exactly these potential changes could mean for their research organizations, the question becomes "Are we ready?"
There is much to be said about single IRB review, but as P. Pearl O'Rourke, MD, pointed out during the pre-conference presentation "Single IRBs Are Here: Are You Ready?", up to this point it has been voluntary to participate in a reliance agreement with another institution or organization. What the new rule will force is a relationship that many institutions lack the infrastructure [...] Read more
Single IRB Surprise: Proper Terminology is KeyTags:
I attended Thursday’s Single IRB AER15 Pre-Conference program and found it educational, thought-provoking, and beneficial. While my institution (Cincinnati Children’s Hospital) has been steadily expanding into the realm of single IRBs, in my role as an educator, I’ve only recently become involved. That’s why I chose this topic.
Let’s jump in with some terminology….
So what is a single IRB as compared to a central IRB? I’ve been calling all studies involving reliance on multiple IRBs central IRBs, so learning that I had it wrong was my first surprise. Proper terminology is key. The difference is that networks and/or consortia [...] Read more