by Elizabeth Cooper, Program Assistant
With the 2012 Advancing Ethical Research (AER) Conference right around the corner, I am reminded of the strength and dedication of unaffiliated and non-scientific members who serve on institutional review boards (IRBs). These individuals contribute a unique perspective that is critical to our mission [...] Read more
by Kaye Edwards, Associate Professor of Independent College Programs at Haverford College
On September 27, I attended the PRIM&R webinar titled Community Engagement in International Research: Considerations for Ethics Review with Jim Lavery, MSc, PhD, and Katherine King, PhD. As a new member of PRIM&R and a former institutional review board (IRB) member at my institution, Haverford College, I found the webinar to be relevant and thought-provoking.
In their role of protecting human subjects in research, institutional review boards (IRBs) tend to focus on informed consent of individual participants, but Lavery and King encouraged us to consider not just individuals who [...] Read more
by Michael McDonald, PhD
Michael McDonald is emeritus professor of applied ethics at the W. Maurice Young Centre for Applied Ethics in the School of Population and Public Health at the University of British Columbia and the webmaster for Quality Improvement for Research Ethics (QI4 research ethics).
It often seems to me that there are three solitudes in research participant protections: [...] Read more
by Catherine Rogers, Marketing and Communication Design Manager
For researchers, understanding cultural competence means more than just knowing about historical and current contexts. It means putting down the clipboard, taking off the lab coat, and connecting with others through thoughtful, respectful exchanges.
As demonstrated recently through two one-act plays at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, MA, the edges of cultural competence can [...] Read more
by Mindy Reeter
It’s that time again. No, not tax time, but institutional review board (IRB) budget-writing time! My university’s fiscal year begins July 1, and preparation always starts early.
As a community IRB, we are supported financially by community partners. Many years ago, when the research volume was much less, such support came at a standard flat rate. In 2006, however, the need for a new way to calculate the cost for services became apparent as the research volume fluctuated among each partner,.
That year, we [...] Read more