As many companies now embrace remote or hybrid work as a long-term option, is it for you? Guest blogger Kim Hunter-Schaedle offers advice on how to transition from emergency remote work to long-term remote work. Read more
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SACHRP seeks to fill Belmont’s gaps around the justice principleTags:
Guest blogger Anthony Peña discusses SACHRP's work to expand upon the role of justice in the Belmont Report. SACHRP’s task is to identify where holes exist in the ethical framework and regulations, and comment on what is needed to respond. Underscored by current events, this is overdue work that needs to result in rapid updates to IRB discourse and operations. Read more
Understanding Sensor Technology Research EthicsTags:
Sophisticated sensor technologies have become increasingly prevalent in people’s everyday lives, and can now respond to voice commands, detect sleep patterns, and track physical activity These smart sensors have immense potential to improve individuals’ health and wellness, as photographic images, videos, sounds, vibrations, and light all become data for detecting human behavior. Read more
OkCupid and the Ethics of Big Data ResearchTags:
We clearly have entered the era of big data. Armed with petabytes of transaction data, clickstreams and cookie logs, as well as data from social networks, mobile phones, and the "internet of things," a wide range of economic interests, including consumer marketing, health care, manufacturing, education, and government, are now in pursuit of the value of data-driven decision-making that big data promises.
At the same time, the big data that increasingly fuels economic decision-making has emerged as a rich terrain for engaging in academic research and experimentation: think of the Facebook emotional contagion experiment of 2014, where the news feeds of nearly 700,000 users were altered [...] Read more
NPRM Symposium: Consent and Consistency in the NPRMTags:
This piece, which originally appeared on the Petrie-Flom Center's Bill of Health blog, was written by Luke Gelinas, and has been reposted with permission.
1. Interpreting the proposed consent requirement
One of the most discussed and controversial aspects of the Department of Health and Human Services’ recent notice of proposed rule-making (NPRM), which stands to change the federal regulations [...] Read more