TAG ARCHIVES FOR AER21 Blog Squad

12
May2022

Years ago, I attended a conference and was handed a small button that read "I (heart symbol) Paper." Nothing resonated more deeply with me at that moment! Technology and automation may pose an inherent element of fear and unfamiliarity. The concept of change may be especially challenging to the deep-rooted paper trail practices in the field of research, no matter the phase. Read more

21
Apr2022

In the not-so-distant past, IRBs reviewing artificial intelligence and machine learning protocols were quick to give not-human subject research determinations because the application was presented as a software development project. More recently, many IRBs improperly issue exempt determinations because the application is presented as a secondary-use data project. Read more

29
Mar2022

Have you ever heard the phrase "proper preparation prevents poor performance?" That refrain echoed in my mind as I enjoyed three AER21 sessions on implementing OHRP and FDA regulations. In each session, the presenters dismantled any fear I had surrounding interaction with regulatory entities by offering rubber-meets-the-road application of regulatory requirements and resources to be properly prepared. Read more

17
Feb2022

While the emails I'm getting from various organizations imply that 2022 will be a return to travel and hotel conference centers, many conferences—including the 2022 PRIM&R Annual Conference—will continue to have a virtual conference option. After a full year of attending virtual conferences, I'd like to reflect on what worked for me and what didn't. Read more

20
Jan2022

The data collected from mobile mental health apps has promising benefit toward the field of mental health. The risks are usually limited to breach of confidentiality and investigators mitigate those risks by implementing processes to protect access to the data. In studies involving algorithms and personalized medicine, the risks increase. So, how do IRBs determine when risks outweigh the benefits? Read more